LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for Damian T. Strong, 32, who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles on Monday, July 17.

An emergency search was conducted after being notified at approximately 12:08 p.m. that Strong had been seen exiting the rear maintenance gate by staff.

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 Strong.

Strong is 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. He was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County on May 24, 2016, with a four-year six-month sentence for attempted carjacking with personal use of a dangerous or deadly weapon. Strong was transferred from California Men’s Colony to the MCRP on June 15, 2017. He was scheduled be released top parole supervision in June 2018.

Anyone who sees Strong 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 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 1 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: Krissi Khokhobashvili
(916) 445-4950