Local law enforcement and California Department of Corrections officers are looking for a man who was last seen Sunday from the Male Community Reentry Program in Bakersfield.
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BAKERSFIELD — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are searching for Andres Carrera, who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) facility in Bakersfield on Sunday, Aug 7. Carrera was discovered missing at 10:37 a.m. and an emergency count confirmed he was not present at the facility. Agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were immediately dispatched to locate and apprehend Carrera and local law enforcement agencies were notified.
Carrera 28, is a Hispanic man who is 5’ 11” tall, weighs 188 pounds, has brown eyes and black hair. He was admitted from Kern County on April 14, 2022, to serve two years and eight months for buy/receive stolen vehicle/trailer/construction equipment as a second striker and possession of ammunition by prohibited person as a second striker. He was scheduled to be released in June 2023 and had been housed in the MCRP since Aug 3, 2022.
Anyone who sees Carrera or has any knowledge of his whereabouts should immediately contact law enforcement or call 911.
The MCRP allows eligible offenders 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 male offenders who have approximately two years left to serve. The program links offenders 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.