CALIFORNIA—On Wednesday, January 26, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) announced that inmate, Antonio Diaz, 32, walked off a work-release program in Los Angeles. Diaz left the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) facility at approximately 8:41 p.m.

Antonio Diaz,

According to CDCR, the disappearance of the inmate prompted a search, “within minutes.”

CDCR received Diaz as an inmate from Los Angeles County on July 17, 2017. He was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and evading/attempting to evade a peace officer while driving recklessly. He was serving a 6 year and 8-month sentence.

Diaz arrived at MCRP on September 13, 2021 and was scheduled to be released on May 1, 2022.

MCRP is a voluntary program that inmates may participate in to gain the tools needed to transition back into society after serving their sentence.

Diaz is 5 feet and 11 inches tall and approximately 177 pounds. Anyone who sees the suspect should not approach him and shoudl contact 911.