BAKERSFIELD — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for Deontrey Johnson, 20, who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) in Bakersfield on Tuesday, June 19.
An emergency search was conducted after CDCR was notified at 2:11 p.m. that Johnson’s electronic monitoring device had been tampered with.
Notification was immediately made to local law enforcement agencies. Within minutes, agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were dispatched to locate and apprehend Johnson.
Johnson is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 147 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was received by CDCR from Kern County on Dec. 1, 2016, with a three-year sentence for second-degree robbery. He had been participating in MCRP since March 2018 and was scheduled to be released in December 2018.
Anyone who sees Johnson or has any knowledge of his whereabouts should immediately contact law enforcement or call 911.
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 11 months left to serve. The program links offenders 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 apprehended.