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Second of Two Incarcerated People Who Walked Away from San Diego Reentry Program Apprehended

LONG BEACH – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials announced the second of two incarcerated people who had walked away from the Custody to Community Transitional Reentry Program (CCTRP) in San Diego on September 16, 2023, was taken into custody on September 21, 2023.

At approximately 7:00 p.m., Diana Sanchez was arrested without incident in the city of Long Beach by a Long Beach Police Department task force as a result of mutual collaboration with Special Agents assigned to CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety. Sanchez will be 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.

Sanchez, 31, 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.

Janelle Rice, 32, was received from San Bernardino County on February 6, 2023, to serve a four-year sentence for robbery and burglary. She was apprehended in the city of Stanton on September 18, 2023.

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 22, 2023

Contact: CDCR Press Office