LOS ANGELES–California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are seeking an incarcerated person who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) in Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023.
At approximately 10 p.m., CDCR officials received a tamper alert for Marcos Mejia’s ankle monitor. Staff immediately initiated an emergency count, confirming Mejia was missing. Within minutes, agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were directed to locate and apprehend Mejia and notification was made to local law enforcement.
Mejia, 30, is 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing blue pants, a blue striped shirt, white shoes and a black hat.
Mejia was received from Los Angeles County on May 23, 2014, to serve 12 years, four months for second-degree robbery, second-degree burglary and assault with a deadly weapon.
Anyone who sees Mejia or has knowledge of his whereabouts should contact any law enforcement agency, or 9-1-1.
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 people who have left an adult institution, camp, or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.
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