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One of Two Incarcerated People Who Walked Away from San Diego Reentry Program Apprehended; Other Still at Large

STANTON – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials announced one of two incarcerated people who had walked away from the Custody to Community Transitional Reentry Program (CCTRP) in San Diego on Saturday, September 16, 2023, was taken into custody today.

At approximately 8:45 a.m., Janelle Rice was arrested without incident by Special Agents assigned to CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety in the city of Stanton. Rice was transported to the California Institution of Women and her case will be referred to the San Diego County District Attorney for consideration of escape charges.

Rice, 32, was received from San Bernardino County on February 6, 2023, to serve a four-year sentence for robbery and burglary.

Diana Sanchez, who walked away from the CCTRP with Rice, is still at large. Sanchez, 31, is five feet, seven inches tall and weighs 230 pounds. She has brown eyes and brown hair.

Sanchez was received from Los Angeles County on March 6, 2023, to serve a five-year sentence for burglary and using an ID of another to obtain personal identifying information.

Anyone who sees Sanchez or has knowledge of her whereabouts should contact any law enforcement agency, or 9-1-1. See news release: Two Incarcerated People Walked Away from San Diego Reentry Program – News Releases

CCTRP allows eligible female participants committed to state prison to serve their sentence in the community at a CCTRP as designated by the Department, in lieu of confinement in state prison and at the discretion of the Secretary. 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 people who have left an adult institution, camp or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.

Diana Sanchez
Diana Sanchez
Janelle Rice
Janelle Rice


Contact: CDCR Press