The City of Carson has agreed to settle the final presence restrictions lawsuit pending in the state of California. A total of 31 lawsuits were filed starting with the City of Lancaster in December 2012. As a result of these lawsuits, the only presence restriction that remains is a state law that prohibits registrants on parole from visiting public parks without first obtaining permission from a parole officer.
“This is a significant victory,” stated CA RSOL president Janice Bellucci. “The City of Carson has agreed to honor the terms of the original settlement agreement it entered into by revising its ordinance to be consistent with state law.”
The new agreement settles a lawsuit filed in state court based upon the city’s breach of contract related to a prior settlement agreement reached in July 2014. The City also entered into a settlement agreement regarding a federal lawsuit in January 2016.