The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has issued proposed regulations which exclude most registrants from resentencing opportunities. Comments upon the proposed regulations can be submitted to CDCR before or on May 7, 2021. In addition, CDCR will conduct a public hearing on May 7 at 10 a.m. regarding the proposed regulations.
“CDCR is repeating the same mistake it made when it issued its Proposition 57 regulations, that is, the agency is excluding registrants from the benefits of legislation,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci. “We must strongly oppose now the proposed regulations in order to strengthen our position in the future if it is necessary to challenge the proposed regulations in court.”
According to the proposed regulations, CDCR is implementing two bills (AB 1812 and AB 2942) passed by the legislature in 2018 and signed into law by the Governor that allow many inmates to be resentenced. The legislation did not categorically exclude registrants or any other group of inmates from this benefit.
“ACSOL encourages the public to strongly oppose the proposed regulations both in writing and by participating in the May 7 hearing,” stated Bellucci.
Letters of opposition can be sent by U.S. mail to
Regulation and Policy Management Branch (RPMB)
P.O. Box 942883, Sacramento, CA 94283-0001
Attend the hearing by phone:
The May 7 hearing will be conducted by teleconference only. In order to participate, call 1-844-867-6169 (TTY/TDD: Dial 711). When prompted, enter participant code 1780160.
According to CDCR’s notice, no decision regarding the proposed regulations will be rendered at the hearing. Instead, the purpose of the hearing is to receive public comments regarding the regulations.
(April 2021) PC 1170(d)(1) Draft Regs – Public Comment Template Letter [UPDATED 4/22/21]