Offender Walks Away from Los Angeles Reentry Program

LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are searching for Daniel M. Canelas, who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles on March 11.

At approximately 11:34 pm it was determined that Canelas had departed the MCRP without authorization and an emergency search was initiated. Within minutes, agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were dispatched to locate and apprehend Canelas and notification was made to local law enforcement agencies.

Canelas, 21, is 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighs 189 pounds. He was received from Los Angeles County on Dec. 9, 2019, with a six-year sentence for second-degree robbery. Canelas arrived at the MCRP on Jan. 27, 2022. He was scheduled to be released from CDCR custody in October 2023.

Anyone who sees Canelas 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 two years left to serve. The program links openers 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 approved.

Contact: CDCR Press Office, (916) 445-4950 or [email protected]

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