LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for Miguel Jimenez, 37, who walked away from the Male Community Re-entry Program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 7.

An emergency search was conducted after being notified that Jimenez’s GPS device had been tampered with at approximately 8:24 p.m. Jimenez was out on an approved work pass with a scheduled return time of 8 p.m.; however, he failed to return to the MCRP.

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 Jimenez.

Jimenez is 5 feet, 10 inches tall and weighs 213 pounds. He was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County on June 27, 2014, with a five-year sentence for burglary in the first degree. Jimenez was transferred from the California Correctional Institution (CCI) to the MCRP on July 10, 2017, and was scheduled to be released to parole in March 2018.

Anyone who sees Jimenez 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.

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Contact: Vicky Waters, (916) 201-4165