The CA Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) will conduct a hearing on Friday, September 1, during which the public has an opportunity to comment on proposed regulations which attempt to implement Prop. 57.
The hearing is scheduled to be held:
9 a.m. to noon
1416 Ninth Street
Dept. of Water Resources Building Auditorium
“The proposed regulations issued by CDCR are unlawful because they prohibit registrants and others from the benefits of Prop. 57,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci.
Prop. 57, which was recently passed by the public, provides the possibility of shorter prison time for those convicted of non-violent offenses. The proposition did not exclude those convicted of sex offenses, third strikers or any other group of individuals.
Individuals opposed to the proposed regulations may also provide written comments via U.S. mail, FAX or E-mail no later than September 1 at 5 p.m. Comments must be submitted to:
CDCR Regulation and Policy Management Branch
P.O. Box 942883
Sacramento, CA 94283-0001
or by FAX: (916) 324-6075
or E-mail: CDCR-Prop57-Comments@cdcr.ca.gov
CDCR previously issued emergency regulations which also created exceptions for registrants and others. The Alliance filed a lawsuit in Sacramento Superior Court in April 2017 challenging the early regulations. A hearing on that lawsuit is scheduled for October 2017.
I look forward to seeing you there!