by Photo courtesy of California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Special agents with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation apprehended the man who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program on Sunday morning. 

Kajuan Walker was arrested without incident and transported to the Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility, according to the department. The 28-year-old walked away from the male Reentry Program in Barrio Logan without authorization on Thursday night. 

His case will be referred to the San Diego County District Attorney's Office for consideration of escape charges.

Walker was sentenced to second the CDCR from San Diego County on June 27, 2018, to serve a nine-year sentence for second-degree robbery as a second striker and possession of a controlled substance. He had been housed in the MCRP since March 24 and was scheduled to be released in May 2024.

The Male Community Reentry Program is a voluntary program for eligible incarcerated people who have two years or less of their prison sentence to serve. The program provides them the tools to reenter the community with job training, mental health support, substance abuse treatment, family reunification, and housing.

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

At least two men walked away from the program last year in October and December but were apprehended in days.  

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