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Offender Walks Away from Los Angeles Reentry Facility

Oscar Orozco dated February 1, 2022

LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are searching for Oscar Orozco, who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles on April 9.

At about 10 p.m., it was determined that Orozco had left the MCRP without authorization. Agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were immediately dispatched to locate and apprehend Orozco and law enforcement agencies were notified.

Orozco, 34, is a male Hispanic who is 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighs 200 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a dark sweatshirt and gray pants cut off into shorts.

Orozco was admitted from Los Angeles County on June 14, 2010, to serve 12 years, six months for carjacking with the use of a firearm. While incarcerated, he was also convicted in Kern County in 2015 to serve four years for possession of a controlled substance in jail/prison, a second strike offense. He had been housed in the MCRP since Feb. 1, 2022, and was scheduled to be released in February 2023.

Anyone who sees Orozco 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 two years 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.

(Correction: An earlier version said Orozco was admitted in 2020; he was admitted to state prison in 2010.)

Contact: CDCR Press Office,