A 28-year-old with multiple felony convictions who walked away from a Male Community Reentry Program facility in Los Angeles was taken into custody Thursday in the Gramercy Park neighborhood of South Los Angeles.
Miguel A. Chacon was apprehended about 5 p.m. by special agents from teams with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Office of Correctional Safety in Rancho Cucamonga and Los Angeles.
Chacon was taken to the California Institution for Men.
Chacon had walked away from the facility Friday, and agents from the CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were dispatched about 7:30 p.m. to locate and apprehend him.
His case has been turned over to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for possible criminal charges.
Chacon was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County on Dec. 29, 2015, to serve nine years for first-degree burglary, a second strike, with an enhancement for prior felony conviction of a serious offense.
Chacon was transferred to the Male Community Reentry Program on Nov. 12 and scheduled to be released to parole in November.
The MCRP allows eligible offenders committed to state prison to serve the end of their sentences in the reentry center and provides them with programs and tools necessary to transition from custody to freedom.
It is a voluntary program for male offenders who have about 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% of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp or community-based program without permission have been apprehended, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
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