LOS ANGELES — A man who walked away from the Male Community Re-entry Program (MCRP) in Los Angeles County on Thursday, March 1, was apprehended today.

Miguel Anguiano, 30, was apprehended at approximately 4:35 p.m. Friday, March 2, in South Gate by agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Special Service Unit.  Using departmental resources they were able to locate Anguiano at a relative’s residence.

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.

Anguiano had been participating in the MCRP, which allows eligible offenders committed to state prison to serve the remainder of their sentence in a re-entry facility where participants receive programming 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.

Anguiano was admitted from Los Angeles County on March 15, 2018, to serve a 12-year sentence for second degree robbery with the use of a firearm. He was scheduled to be released in September 2018.

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

CONTACT: Krissi Khokhobashvili, (916) 956-6160

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