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Woman Who Walked Away from LA Reentry Program Apprehended

LOS ANGELES – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials announced an offender who walked away from the Custody to Community Transitional Reentry Program (CCTRP) in Los Angeles County has been apprehended.

At approximately 5:35 p.m. on June 17, CDCR special agents took 25-year-old Aleisha Schmitz into custody without incident in North Hills, Calif. She was transported to California Institution for Women. Her case will be referred to the Los Angeles County District Attorney for consideration of escape charges.

She was received from Los Angeles County on July 7, 2022, sentenced to three years for second-degree robbery and hit and run causing injury of person other than self.

The CCTRP allows eligible incarcerated people to serve their sentence in the community, in lieu of confinement in state prison. The CCTRP will provide a range of rehabilitative services that assist with alcohol and drug recovery, employment, education, housing, family reunification, and social support.

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



Contact: CDCR Press