LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for Harry Randall, 42, who walked away from the Male Community Re-entry Program (MCRP) in Los Angeles July 14.
An emergency search was conducted after being notified at approximately 11:38 a.m. that Randall’s GPS device had been tampered with while out at a dental appointment. Randall’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 Randall.
Randall is 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs 252 pounds. He was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County on January 3, 2017 with a two-year sentence for vehicle theft and vandalism. Randall was transferred from the California Institution for Men (CIM) to the MCRP on June 22, 2017. He was scheduled to be released to probation in December 2017.
Anyone who sees Randall 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 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.