LOS ANGELES — An offender who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles on Friday, June 8 after jumping over a fence and removing his GPS device was taken into custody this evening.

Evan Bracken turned himself in to CDCR’s Special Service Unit officers at 7:33 p.m. in Los Angeles. He was apprehended without incident and will be transported to California Institution for Men. This case will be referred to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for possible prosecution.

Bracken, 27, had been participating in the MCRP, which 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 12 months 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.

Bracken was received by CDCR from Orange County on January 30, 2013 with a seven-year, eight-month sentence for second degree burglary. Bracken was transferred to the MCRP on March 27, 2018.

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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