LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for Jorge Negrete, 32, a participant at Male Community Re-entry Program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles, who walked away from Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, while receiving emergency medical treatment on Friday July 7, 2017.
An emergency search was conducted after being notified at approximately 10:37 p.m. that Negrete’s GPS device had been tampered with. The device was recovered on a sidewalk in the area of 2865 Pacific Avenue in Long Beach. Negrete was not located in the immediate area.
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 Negrete.
Negrete is 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs 202 pounds. He was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County on June 3, 2016 with a two-year, eight-month sentence for receiving stolen property. Negrete was transferred from Chuckawalla Valley State Prison to the MCRP on May 5, 2017. He was scheduled to be released to county probation in February 2018.
Anyone with any knowledge of Negrete’s 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 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 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp, or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.
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