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Offender Walks Away from Los Angeles Reentry Program

LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are searching for Bryant Jefferson, an offender who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles on July 15.

At approximately 11:15 p.m., MCRP officials determined Jefferson had departed the MCRP without authorization and an emergency search was immediately initiated. Within minutes, agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were dispatched to locate and apprehend Jefferson. Notification also was made to local law enforcement agencies.

Jefferson is a 39-year-old Black male who is 5’8” tall, weighs 166 pounds, and has brown eyes, black hair and an olive complexion. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black shirt.

Jefferson was admitted from Los Angeles County on May 16, 2013 to serve a 15-year sentence for second-degree robbery, a second strike. He had arrived at the MCRP on April 1, 2021, and was scheduled to be released from CDCR custody in May 2022.

Anyone who sees Jefferson 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.

Contact: CDCR Press Office, opec@cdcr.ca.gov or (916) 445-4950