LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities are still searching for an inmate who escaped from a male community re-entry program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles.
Jory M. Mixon, 29, walked away from the MCRP on Saturday.
The LA County facility is located at 6th and Alvarado in the Rampart area.
Staff at the facility were notified that Mixon’s GPS device had been manipulated, and when they initiated an emergency count and search, they discovered the device had been discarded and that Mixon was missing.
Mixon is a 5-foot-10, 23o pound Hispanic male with black hair and brown eyes.
He was admitted into the facility from Los Angeles County on March 25th, 2015, where he was scheduled to serve a 2-year, 8 month sentence for evading an officer while driving recklessly.
He was transferred to the MCRP in Los Angeles on May 19th, 2016, and was scheduled to be released on probation sometime in September of 2016.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says that the MCRP allows eligible inmates 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.
The MCRP allow eligible inmates committed to state prison to serve the end of their sentences in the community in lieu of confinement in state prison.
This facility is only available for male inmates with 120 days or less left on their sentence.
Anyone who sees Mixon or has any knowledge of his whereabouts should immediately contact law enforcement or call 911.