SAN JOSE – An offender who walked away from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR) Alternative Custody Program (ACP) on April 4 was apprehended on April 6.

Nicarandro Sanchez was observed by agents of CDCR’s Bay Area Special Service Unit and Fugitive Apprehension Team agents sitting in a parked car in the San Jose area before being apprehended at 12:10 p.m. without incident or force. He is being transported to San Quentin State Prison, and his case will be referred to the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office for consideration of escape charges.

Sanchez, 43, was received into CDCR custody from Santa Clara County in August 2018, to serve a three-year sentence for vehicle theft with prior vehicle-related theft convictions.  He was released to the ACP program on April 3, was instructed to report to a San Jose parole office the next morning, and failed to do so.

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.

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