EL MONTE – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for an offender who walked away from the Alternative Custody Program (ACP) in Los Angeles County on Friday, July 6.
Vanessa Rodriguez, 33, had been participating in ACP at the Healthright 360 transitional reentry facility in El Monte. She was on an approved pass, but did not return to the facility that evening as required. Walkaway procedures were initiated, and agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were dispatched to search for Rodriguez. Notification has been made to local law enforcement and the California Highway Patrol.
Rodriguez is a Hispanic female, 5 feet, 2 inches tall, weighing 134 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was received into CDCR custody on Sept. 28, 2017, from Los Angeles County to serve a three-year sentence for false impersonation. She had been participating in ACP since May 2018 and was expected to be released in July 2018.
Anyone with information about Rodriguez’s whereabouts is asked to call 911.
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.
Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.