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Participant walks away from Butte County reentry program

OROVILLE – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are seeking a minimum-security incarcerated person who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) in Oroville today.

At 7:02 p.m., CDCR officials received a tamper alert for Justin Martinez’s GPS device. Staff immediately initiated an emergency count, confirming Martinez was missing. Within minutes, agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were dispatched to locate and apprehend Martinez and notification was made to local law enforcement.

Martinez, 41, is 6 feet tall and weighs 395 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair. He was last wearing a black shirt, gray shorts, and tennis shoes.

Martinez was admitted from Butte County on July 8, 2022, to serve 3 years, 8 months for two counts or evading or attempting to evade a peace officer while driving recklessly.

Anyone who sees Martinez or has knowledge of his whereabouts should contact any law enforcement agency, or 9-1-1.

The MCRP allows eligible people 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 men who have two years or less left to serve. The program links people 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 people who have left an adult institution, camp, or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.

Justin Martinez

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