LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are searching for Jawan Richard Harris, an offender who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022.
At approximately 2 p.m., officials determined that Harris had departed the MCRP without authorization and an emergency count was initiated. Within minutes, agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were dispatched to locate and apprehend Harris and notifications were made to local law enforcement agencies.
Harris, 26, is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 135 pounds.
Harris was sentenced to CDCR from Los Angeles County on Aug. 9, 2019, to serve an eight-year sentence for burglary in the first-degree as a second striker. Harris arrived at the MCRP on December 28, 2021 and was scheduled to be released from CDCR custody in Oct. 2023.
Anyone who sees Harris or has 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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