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Offender Who Walked Away From Alternative Custody Program Apprehended in Manteca

MANTECA — A man who walked away from the Alternative Custody Program (ACP) on Nov. 21 is back in California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) custody.

Andrew Holaday, 39, turned himself in to CDCR’s Special Service Unit (SSU) at around noon Tuesday, Nov. 28, in Manteca. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to Sierra Conservation Center in Jamestown.

Holaday had recently been approved to participate in ACP. On Nov. 20, he departed by bus from Deadwood Conservation Camp in Fort Jones, where he had worked as an inmate firefighter. He was expected to report to the Salvation Army and his parole agent in San Jose on Nov. 21, but failed to do so. Walkaway procedures were initiated, and SSU agents were dispatched to search for Holaday. Notification was made to local law enforcement and the California Highway Patrol.

ACP is a voluntary program developed for eligible offenders that allows them to serve up to the last 12 months of their sentence in the community in lieu of confinement in state prison. Eligible participants may be housed in a private residence, a transitional care facility or a residential drug or other treatment program.

He was received by CDCR on Oct. 25, 2016, from Stanislaus County to serve two years, eight months for manufacture/possess/sell a billy/blackjack by a second striker. He was scheduled to be released in January 2018. His case will now be forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for consideration of escape charges.

Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.


November 28, 2017

CONTACT: Lt. Thomas Davies

(916) 454-4169