SANTA ANA — A female offender who walked away from an Orange County reentry facility Oct. 30 is back in custody.
Maira Ibarra, 34, contacted an agent from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s Office of Correctional Safety to turn herself in at 4:45 p.m. Monday, and was taken into custody without incident. She has been transported to California Institution for Women in Corona.
She had been participating in the Alternative Custody Program (ACP) at Phoenix House in Santa Ana since Sept. 6, 2016. She was last seen at Phoenix House at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30.
ACP is a voluntary program developed for eligible offenders that allows them to serve up to the last 12 months of their sentence in the community in lieu of confinement in state prison. Eligible participants may be housed in a private residence, a transitional care facility or a residential drug or other treatment program.
Ibarra was committed to CDCR on April 1, 2016, from Orange County to serve a three-year sentence for transport/sell controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, carrying a loaded firearm in public, possession of a controlled substance while armed, and carrying a concealed firearm without a permit. She was scheduled to be released to probation in November 2016.
Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.
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