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Offender Walks Away from Los Angeles Reentry Program

LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for Miguel A. Chacon, who was found missing from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles on Friday, Feb. 5 at approximately 7:30 p.m.

An emergency search was conducted and 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 Chacon.

Chacon, 28, is a Hispanic male who is 5 feet, 6 inches tall, weighs 198 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes. He was admitted from Los Angeles County on Dec. 29, 2015, to serve nine years for first-degree burglary, a second strike, with an enhancement for prior felony conviction of a serious offense. He was scheduled to be released to parole in November and had been housed in the MCRP since Nov. 12, 2020.

Anyone who sees Chacon 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 reentry 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.

Contact: CDCR Press Office at opec@cdcr.ca.gov or opec.aod@cdcr.ca.gov