The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has scheduled on May 28, 2021 a second hearing regarding its re-sentencing regulations which categorically deny anyone convicted of a sex offense from re-sentencing opportunities. The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. and be held by telephone only. In order to participate in the May 28 hearing, call 1-877-411-9748 and enter participant code 7405289.
“This second hearing is being held because many people who wished to address the re-sentencing regulations did not have an opportunity to speak during the first hearing held earlier this month,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci. “It is unfortunate that CDCR scheduled this second hearing the day before a major holiday and failed to provide adequate notice of the hearing date.”
During the first hearing on this topic, no one was able to speak for at least 20 minutes due to technical difficulties caused by the agency. CDCR subsequently abruptly ended that hearing despite the fact that many people had not yet been provided an opportunity to speak.
“If you are interested in these regulations, please participate in this week’s hearing,” stated Bellucci. “It may be the last opportunity to oppose these regulations which are inconsistent with the legislation that created re-sentencing opportunities for thousands of people in custody.”