LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for David Taylor, 38, who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles on Wednesday, August 16.

An emergency search was conducted after being notified at approximately 6:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon that Taylor had removed his electronic monitoring device.

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 Taylor.

Taylor is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and weighs 177 pounds. He was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County on May 30, 2012, with a six-year sentence for second-degree robbery. Taylor was transferred from California Men’s Colony to the MCRP on April 18, 2017. He was scheduled be released to parole supervision in September 2017.

Anyone who sees Taylor 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 reentry 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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 17, 2017

CONTACT: (916) 445-4950

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