PLACERVILLE — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for an offender who walked away from a residential home in the Alternative Custody Program (ACP).

Keith Rains, 46, who had been participating in the Jesus Our Boss program in Placerville, had not returned to his residence of record over the weekend. He was last seen at his residence on Newtown Road the evening of Nov. 16. Agents from CDCR’s Special Service Unit are searching for Rains, and notification has been made to local law enforcement and the California Highway Patrol.

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.

Rains is a white male, 5 feet, 10 inches tall, with strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes. He was received by CDCR on Oct. 14, 2015, from El Dorado County to serve seven years, four months for possession of a contraband substance in jail/prison by a second striker and grand theft exceeding $950. He had been participating in ACP since June 2017 and was scheduled to be released in May 2018.

Anyone with information about Rains’ whereabouts is asked to call 911.

Since 1977, 99 percent of all offenders who have left an adult institution, camp or community-based program without permission have been apprehended.

CONTACT: Lt. Thomas Davies, (916) 464-4169