LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for Chance Locke, 47, who walked away from the Male Community Re-entry Program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 27.
An emergency search was conducted after being notified at approximately 1:30 p.m. this afternoon Locke’s GPS device had been tampered with while out at a medical appointment. Locke’s GPS device was later recovered.
Notification was immediately made to local law enforcement agencies. Within minutes, agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were dispatched to locate and apprehend Locke.
Locke is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 208 pounds. He was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County on September 4, 2013 with a seven-year 8-month sentence for Attempted Second Degree Robbery. Locke was transferred from the California Institution for Men (CIM) to the MCRP on March 21. He was scheduled to be released to probation in October 2017.
Anyone who sees Locke or has any 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 1 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.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 27, 2017
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