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ACSOL Files Lawsuit Challenging CDCR Early Release Plans

The Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws (ACSOL) filed a lawsuit today challenging the early release plans of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR).  The agency plans to begin releasing from prison on July 1 anyone convicted of a non-violent offense who has a release date no later than December 31.  The agency’s plans, however, exclude anyone required to register as a sex offender.

According to a press release issued by CDCR, prisoners will be released early in order to reduce the possibility of their infection by COVID-19.  The threat of infection and death from COVID-19 is especially acute in prisons where social distancing, face coverings, hygiene and medical care are difficult to achieve and may be nonexistent.

“The categorical exclusion of all registrants from CDCR’s early release plans is irrational, arbitrary, an abuse of discretion, and serves merely to reflect CDCR’s apparent judgment that the lives of registrants are less important than those of other incarcerated persons,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci.

According to today’s lawsuit, CDCR’s plans constitute an abuse of discretion and violate the equal protection clause of the California Constitution.  The lawsuit requests that the court issue a writ of mandate directing Respondent to render persons required to register as a sex offender eligible for early release from incarceration on the same terms as other incarcerated persons.

Today’s lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court and is the eighth COVID-19 legal challenge prepared by ACSOL.  Of the remaining seven challenges, six were filed in state courts including the California Supreme Court and one was filed in federal district court.

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Thank you ACSOL for your continued work and support.

Unbelievable! CDCR are bullies and this type of action and behavior is the same as them putting a knee on someones neck. You go Janice!… Good luck and may God be with The ACSOL team.

What’s the case number, so we can follow along online? And thanks for pointing out what should be obvious, that ALL life is precious and should be preserved. They’re expected to learn and exhibit compassion, shouldn’t they receive the same in return? After all, it’s not as if they haven’t been punished, or as if unreasonable terms and conditions of parole and registration won’t haunt them for the rest of their lives, making “normalcy” utterly impossible.

Many thanks again to Janice and ACSOL!
“…. exclusion of all registrants …. is irrational, arbitrary, an abuse of discretion, …”!!!
Absolutely! CDCR are the most vile of criminals!!

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Janice you are the members of ACSOL are rockstars!! Good luck with the lawsuit and may true justice prevail. Californian registrants and their families are lucky to have you fighting on their behalf.

I hope this is doorway to dismantle the myth that those whom are caught up in sex offenses are the only bad guys. Thanks, Janice and the team for pioneering this.

Thank you. This is just outright discrimination. And check my post on the previous page you posted. governor Newsome just condemned this very thing, the domination and intimidation by so called leaders.

Thank you!! So grateful for all you do.

This is BS go Get Em Janice

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