Offender walks away from reintegration program in San Diego

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San Diego – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for Antonio Antunez, Jr. who left the Men’s Community Reintegration Program (MCRP) facility in San Diego on October 29, 2021.

An emergency search began around 10 p.m. Friday evening after Antunez’s GPS monitor alerted it had been tampered with, and he was seen leaving the MCRP without permission. The GPS device has been found.

Local law enforcement agencies were notified and officers from the Correctional Security Bureau of the CDCR were dispatched to locate and apprehend Antunez.

Antunez, 28, is 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs around 176 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. He was received from San Diego County in August 2021 to serve a two-year sentence for first-degree burglary, and transferred to the MCRP in October. He was due to be released under county supervision in March 2022.

The MCRP enables eligible participants engaged in a state prison to serve the end of their sentence in the rehabilitation center and provides them with the programs and tools necessary to move from detention to the community. The program connects offenders to a range of community-based rehabilitation services that help address substance use disorders, mental health care, medical care, employment, education, housing, reunification family and social support.

Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult facility, camp or community program without authorization have been apprehended.

Contact: CDCR press office, [email protected]


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