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Man Walks Away from San Diego Reentry Program

SAN DIEGO— California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are searching for Jonah Ledesma, who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) facility in San Diego on the evening of April 29, 2022.

Ledesma was seen leaving the facility at 8:30 p.m., and an emergency count confirmed he had left the MCRP without authorization. Agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were immediately dispatched to locate and apprehend Ledesma  and local law enforcement agencies were notified.

Ledesma, 24, is five feet, seven inches tall, weighs 157 pounds, and has brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing black pants, no shirt and no shoes.

Ledesma was received by CDCR from San Diego County in December 2015 with a 13-year sentence for second-degree robbery with the use of a firearm. He had been housed in the MCRP since December, and was scheduled to parole in July 2023. 

Anyone who sees Ledesma or has any knowledge of his whereabouts should immediately contact law enforcement or call 911.

The MCRP allows eligible offenders committed to state prison to serve the end of their sentences in the re-entry 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 two years 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.


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