LOS ANGELES — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for Sandy Siders, 40, an offender who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) facility in Los Angeles on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

An emergency search was conducted after being notified at approximately 5:00 p.m. that Siders ran out of the MCRP and later removed his GPS device.

Notification was immediately made to local law enforcement agencies. Within minutes, agents from CDCR’s Office of Correctional Safety were dispatched to locate and apprehend Siders.

Siders is 6 feet tall and weighs 200 pounds. He was received by CDCR from Los Angeles County in September 2016 for extortion by means of force/threat. Siders was transferred from the California Institution for Men (CIM) to the MCRP on May 8, 2018 and was scheduled to be released to probation in April 2019.

Anyone who sees Siders or has any knowledge of his whereabouts should immediately contact law enforcement or call 911.

MCRP allows eligible offenders committed to state prison to serve the end of their sentences in the reentry 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 365 days 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.

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Contact: (916) 445-4950

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