LOS ANGELES — This evening, authorities apprehended an offender who had walked away from the Male Community Re-entry Program (MCRP) in Los Angeles on Friday night.
At approximately 3:15 p.m., officers from Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department apprehended Michael Amon, 51, without incident in the city of Lawndale. He had walked away from the MCRP program on Dec. 6 after removing his GPS device.
Amon is being transported to California Institution for Men and his case will be referred to the local district attorney’s office for possible escape charges. Amon was sentenced to state prison from Los Angeles County on July 27, 2021 to serve a two-year sentence for first-degree burglary. He had arrived at the MCRP the morning of Dec. 6 and was scheduled to be released from CDCR custody in June 2023.
The MCRP allows eligible participants 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. 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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