LOS ANGELES — A man who walked away from the Male Community Re-entry Program (MCRP) in Los Angeles County on Thursday, April 27, was apprehended today.

Chance Locke, 47, was apprehended at 1:21 p.m. Monday, May 1, in Los Angeles by agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Special Service Unit, with the support of the Hawthorne Police Department and Long Beach Police Department.

He was taken into custody without incident and transported to the California Institution for Men in Chino. This case will be referred to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for possible prosecution.

Locke had been participating in the MCRP, which 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 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.

Locke was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County on September 4, 2013, with a seven-year, eight-month sentence for attempted second-degree robbery. He was scheduled to be released to probation in October 2017.

Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp, or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.

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May 1, 2017

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