Thursday, June 15, 2017

Inmate Mistakenly Released From Sacramento County Jail Apprehended in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO — State prison inmate Alamar Houston, who was mistakenly released from Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) custody June 13, was apprehended early Thursday morning by agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Special Services Unit and SCSO Major Crimes Bureau.

Houston was sent out to court in Sacramento County from CDCR to face charges of vehicle theft and receiving stolen property last month. He had been housed at Sacramento County Jail while in the custody of local authorities. 

CDCR had an active detainer on Houston, so that he would be returned to CDCR custody after the court proceedings. Instead, on June 13 after Houston’s court case was dismissed, he was mistakenly released by SCSO.

The ongoing investigation on inmate Houston’s release from SCSO led CDCR agents to the area of the 1100 block of C Street in Sacramento. Agents observed Houston walking down the street, and not at a specific location or residence; he was taken into custody without incident. At around 12:15 a.m. June 15 he was returned to Deuel Vocational Institution (DVI) in Tracy, where he had been housed until his transfer to Sacramento County Jail.

Houston was received by CDCR from Yolo County on Jan. 12, 2017, to serve a 35-year sentence for vehicle theft, evading a peace officer while driving recklessly, hit-and-run causing injury to another person, and assault with a deadly weapon.


Contact:
CDCR: Krissi Khokhobashvili, (916) 445-4950
SCSO: Tony Turnbull, (916) 874-5021

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Inmate Mistakenly Released From Sacramento County Jail


SACRAMENTO — California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) officials are looking for Alamar Houston, 40, a state prison inmate who was mistakenly released from Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office custody on June 13.

Houston was sent out to court in Sacramento County from CDCR to face charges of vehicle theft and receiving stolen property last month. He had been housed at Sacramento County Jail while in the custody of local authorities.

CDCR had an active detainer on Houston, so that he would be returned to CDCR custody after the court proceedings. Instead, on June 13 after Houston’s court case was dismissed, he was mistakenly released by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. Agents from CDCR’s Special Services Unit and SCSO’s Major Crimes Unit were immediately dispatched to locate and apprehend Houston.

Houston was received by CDCR from Yolo County on Jan. 12, 2017, to serve a 35-year sentence for vehicle theft, evading a peace officer while driving recklessly, hit-and-run causing injury to another person, and assault with a deadly weapon. Until his transfer to Sacramento County Jail, Houston was housed at Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy.

Houston is an African American man with brown hair and hazel eyes. He is 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 262 pounds. Anybody who sees Houston or has any knowledge of his whereabouts should immediately call 911.

Contact:
CDCR: Krissi Khokhobashvili, (916) 445-4950
SCSO: Tony Turnbull, (916) 874-5021

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Offender Who Walked Away from San Diego Reentry Facility Apprehended

SAN DIEGO — A man who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) in San Diego County on May 11, 2017, was apprehended Friday. 

Israel Hernandez, 27, was apprehended at 4 p.m. May 26 by agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Special Service Unit (SSU) in the city of San Ysidro, located in San Diego County. He was taken into custody without incident and transported to Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility in San Diego.

Hernandez had been participating in the MCRP, which 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 participants 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.

Hernandez was received by CDCR from San Diego County in November 2016 with a two-year, eight-month sentence for vehicle theft as a second striker. Hernandez was transferred to the MCRP in San Diego in March. He was scheduled to be released to probation in March 2018.

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