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Inmate who walked away from LA reentry facility is caught

Prison, Jail (FILE)
Posted at 11:54 AM, Apr 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-11 17:41:39-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UPDATE (2:40 PM): Authorities have apprehended a 34-year-old inmate who walked away from a Los Angeles reentry program.

State prison officials say Oscar Orozco left a Male Community Reentry Program facility around 10 p.m. Saturday.

He was caught on Monday in the LA neighborhood of Pacoima. His case will be referred to the district attorney for consideration of escape charges.


Authorities are searching for a 34-year-old inmate who walked away from a Los Angeles reentry program.

State prison officials say Oscar Orozco left a Male Community Reentry Program facility around 10 p.m. Saturday.

Orozco was sentenced in June 2021 for carjacking with the use of a firearm.



He was transferred to the reentry program in February and was set to be released from custody in February 2023.

The reentry program allows eligible state inmates to serve the final portions of their sentences in a non-prison facility.

The program aims to give offenders support to make a smooth transition back into society.