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Participant Who Walked Away from Bakersfield Community Reentry Program Apprehended

BAKERSFIELD – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials announced an offender who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) on Aug. 5 in Bakersfield has been apprehended.

At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 7, 2023, CDCR special agents took 34-year-old Alejandro Ramos into custody without incident in Bakersfield. He was transported to North Kern State Prison. His case will be referred to the Kern County District Attorney for consideration of escape charges.

Ramos was received from Kern County on Sept. 9, 2022. He was sentenced to six years for assault with a deadly weapon as a second striker.

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 offenders who have left an adult institution, camp or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.

Alejandro Ramos


Contact: CDCR Press Office