On September 16, two incarcerated people walked away from the Custody to Community Transitional Reentry Program (CCTRP) in San Diego; both were apprehended within days of their escape, casting a shadow on the efficacy of such programs.
According to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), Diana Sanchez, 31, and Janelle Rice, 32, both participants of the CCTRP, were successfully apprehended on September 21 and 18, respectively. The California Institution for Women will receive Sanchez, and the San Diego County District Attorney will consider pressing escape charges against her. Both women had been serving sentences for various charges, including burglary, robbery, and identity theft.
The CCTRP aims to provide rehabilitative services to eligible female participants, helping them to reintegrate into their communities. The services span a wide range of areas, such as alcohol and drug recovery, employment, education, housing, family reunification, and social support. Since 1977, according to the CDCR, 99 percent of people who have left an adult institution, camp, or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.