Monday, April 24, 2017

Offender Who Walked Away from Los Angeles Re-entry Facility Apprehended

LOS ANGELES — A man who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) in Los Angeles County on Saturday, April 22, was apprehended today.
 
Andre Miller, 30, was apprehended at approximately 10:40 a.m. Monday, April 24, in Los Angeles by agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Special Service Unit, with the support of the Division of Adult Parole Operations.

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 possible prosecution.

Miller had been participating in the MCRP, which 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 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.

Miller was admitted from Los Angeles County on June 30, 2016, to serve a two-year sentence for second-degree burglary. He was scheduled to be released to probation in May 2017.

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                                           
April 24, 2017   

Contact: 916-445-4950
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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Two Separate Inmate Deaths Being Investigated at Salinas Valley State Prison

SOLEDAD — Two inmates were found deceased today in two separate incidents at Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP).

Inmate Cedric J. Saunders, 22, was found unresponsive in his assigned cell in Facility C this morning, and pronounced deceased at 9:05 a.m. SVSP’s Investigative Services Unit is investigating incident as a homicide. Next-of-kin has been contacted. Saunders was received by CDCR in July 2013 from Riverside County with a five-year sentence for second-degree robbery with a street gang enhancement.

In a separate incident, an inmate, 61, was found unresponsive in his assigned cell this morning, and was pronounced deceased at 9:53 a.m. He was the sole occupant of the cell. His name is being withheld until next-of-kin notification has been made.

SVSP opened in May 1996 on approximately 300 acres in Monterey County. The institution provides long-term housing for approximately 3,500 minimum- and maximum custody male inmates and employs 1,395 people.

Contact: Lt. Eduardo Mazariegos
(831) 678-5554

Offender Walks Away from Los Angeles Reentry Facility

LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for Andre Miller, 30, who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles on Saturday, April 22.

An emergency search was conducted after being notified at approximately 10:30 a.m. today that Miller’s GPS device had been tampered with, and that he had been seen exiting the side door by staff. Miller’s GPS device was found in his bedroom.

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 Miller. 

Miller is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds. He was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County on June 30, 2016, with a two-year sentence for two counts of second-degree burglary. Miller was transferred from the California Institution for Men (CIM) to the MCRP on April 21. He was scheduled to be released to probation in May 2017.  

Anyone who sees Miller 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. 

CONTACT: Luis Patino
(916) 956-5879