BAKERSFIELD – California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials are looking for Ramon B. Mejia, who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program (MCRP) facility in Bakersfield this afternoon.

CDCR notified local law enforcement agencies and immediately deployed special agents from its Office of Correctional Safety to find and apprehend Mejia.

Mejia, 21, is 6’2” tall and weighs 160 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

Mejia was received by CDCR from Kern County on January 22, 2016, with a four-year sentence for receiving stolen property and a concurrent six-year sentence for first-degree burglary.

The MCRP allows eligible offenders committed to state prison to serve the end of their sentences in a reentry facility 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 one year 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.

Mejia had been at the MCRP facility since June 26, 2017. He was scheduled to be released next summer.

Anyone with information about Mejia’s whereabouts is asked to immediately call 911.

Media Contact: Brian Peterson, (661) 440-8863