LONG BEACH – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials announced an incarcerated person who had walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) in Long Beach on Sept. 13 was taken into custody today.
Just before 1 p.m., Dajuan King was arrested without incident by Special Agents assigned to CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety in the Watts area of Los Angeles. King was transported to the California Institution for Men and his case will be referred to the Los Angeles County District Attorney for consideration of escape charges.
King was received from Los Angeles County on June 4, 2018, to serve a 10-year sentence for robbery as a second striker.
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.
Pictured: Dajuan King