Jorge NegreteLOS ANGELES — Agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) have apprehended Jorge Negrete, a participant in the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) in Los Angeles, who walked away from Pacific Hospital of Long Beach while receiving emergency medical treatment on Friday, July 7.

Negrete, 32, was apprehended at approximately 10:30 p.m. July 9 by agents from CDCR’s Special Service Unit and Fugitive Apprehension Team. He was taken into custody without incident while entering an apartment complex in the San Fernando Valley.

Negrete was reported missing from the hospital July 7 after officials were notified at approximately 10:37 p.m. that his GPS device had been tampered with. The device was recovered on a sidewalk in 2800 block of Pacific Avenue in Long Beach. An emergency count was conducted, and Negrete was not located in the immediate area.

Negrete was transported to the California Institution for Men in Chino. The case will be referred to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. He was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County on June 3, 2016, with a two-year, eight-month sentence for receiving stolen property. Negrete was transferred from Chuckawalla Valley State Prison to the MCRP on May 5, 2017. He was scheduled to be released to county probation in February 2018.

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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 10, 2017

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