LONG BEACH — A man who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) in Los Angeles County on Friday, October 5, was apprehended today.

Kenyon Mackel, 40, was apprehended at approximately 10 a.m. Monday, October 8, in Long Beach by agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Special Service Unit.

He was taken into custody without incident and transported to California Institution for Men in Chino. This case will be referred to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for consideration of escape charges.

Mackel 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 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.

Mackel was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County on July 5, 2017, with a five-year sentence for possession of a controlled substance while in prison/jail. The judge in the case gave Mackel 439 days of pre-sentence credits (usually given for time served in jail while awaiting sentencing). He was also given 18 days credit as post and vested credits for the time served in jail while awaiting transport to prison. Per law, he was also eligible for day-for-day good-time credits. He was scheduled to be released to probation this month.

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

October 8, 2018

Contact:  Ike Dodson

(916) 445-4950

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