SAN DIEGO — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for Larry Johnson, 51, who walked away from the Male Community Re-entry Program (MCRP) facility in San Diego on Wednesday, Oct. 14.
At approximately 10:30 p.m. MCRP staff were notified that Johnson’s GPS device had been tampered with. He had last been seen that afternoon on an approved pass to attend work.
Notification was immediately made to local law enforcement agencies. Within minutes, agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were dispatched to locate and apprehend Johnson.
Johnson is 6 foot tall and weighs 168 pounds. He was received by CDCR from San Diego County on April 22, 2019 with a four year sentence for one count of Attempt to use ID of another to obtain information, a second strike offense. Johnson was transferred to the MCRP in San Diego in July. He was scheduled to be released to probation in May 2021.
Anyone who sees Johnson or has any knowledge of his whereabouts should immediately contact law enforcement or call 911.
The MCRP allows eligible offenders committed to state prison to serve the end of their sentences in the re-entry center and provides them the programs and tools necessary to transition from custody to the community. It is a voluntary program for male offenders who have approximately one year left to serve. The program links offenders to a range of community-based rehabilitative services that assist with substance use disorders, mental health care, medical care, employment, education, housing, family reunification and social support.
Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp, or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.
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