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Authorities Apprehend Offender Who Walked Away from Community Prisoner Mother Program

VICTORVILLE — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) agents today apprehended Alexandria Sorenson, an offender who walked away from the Community Prisoner Mother Program (CPMP) in Pomona on June 18.

Sorenson was taken into custody about 4 p.m. at a Motel 6 in Victorville by CDCR’s Special Service Unit agents based in Rancho Cucamonga. Agents had established surveillance at the hotel and saw Sorenson arrive in a ride-sharing vehicle. She was apprehended without incident when she exited the vehicle. Sorenson will be transported to California Institution for Women in Corona and the case will be referred to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for consideration of escape charges.

Sorenson was discovered missing on June 18 from her room at the CPMP facility. She was received by CDCR from San Bernardino County in December 2018 with a six-year sentence for first-degree burglary. She was placed in the CPMP in Pomona in June.

The CPMP is a community substance abuse treatment program where non-serious, nonviolent female offenders may serve a sentence up to six years. The CPMP has been in existence since 1985 and is mandated by Penal Code (PC) Section 3410. Women are placed in the program from any of the CDCR female institutions. Pursuant to PC 3410, program eligibility requires that the female offender have up to two children less than six years of age, have no active felony holds, nor any prior escapes. The female offender must sign a voluntary placement agreement to enter the program, followed by three years of parole. The treatment program addresses substance issues, emotional functioning, self-esteem, parenting skills, and employment skills.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    June 24, 2019                         

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