LONG BEACH – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are seeking an incarcerated person who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) in Long Beach on Wednesday, September 13, 2023.
At approximately 9:30 p.m., a door alarm was activated at the MCRP. Shortly after, CDCR officials received a tamper alert for Dajuan King’s ankle monitor. Staff immediately initiated an emergency count, confirming King was missing. Within minutes, agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were directed to locate and apprehend King and notification was made to local law enforcement.
King, 26, is 6 feet tall and weighs 175 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair.
King was received from Los Angeles County on June 4, 2018, to serve a 10-year sentence for robbery (second striker).
Anyone who sees King or has knowledge of his whereabouts should contact any law enforcement agency, or 9-1-1.
The MCRP allows eligible people 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 men who have approximately one year left to serve. The program links participants 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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 14, 2023
Contact: CDCR Press OfficeOPEC@cdcr.ca.gov