ACSOL Seeking Information Regarding Parolees Required to Repeat Treatment Programs

ACSOL is seeking information regarding registrants on parole who have been required to complete more than one treatment program.  CDCR recently admitted in court that they require registrants on parole to continue treatment programs the entire time while on parole.  One California court has ruled that this policy is contrary to state law.  

According to statistics from CA Department of Justice, there are more than 7,000 registrants currently on parole.  The parole period for most registrants is 5 to 10 years, however, some registrants are on parole for up to 20 years.

If you or a loved one have been required to complete more than one treatment program, please send an email with your name and contact information to or call (805) 896-7854.



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This is happening in Oklahoma too. As long as one is on parole, they are required to keep going to a treatment program. This can literally span as long or longer than a decade.

Same in Wisconsin. Started one group, then they got a new provider, so the whole state started over!!!! A new book and we started, good lives model. I got in trouble because I had a smart phone (nothing illegal!) And got sent back to prison to do an intense program. Graduated!! Once released I started treatment again…..all over!!!! Then covid hit and everything went virtual. But banned from the Internet I couldn’t do that. So the provider told me I had to come to her, 30 miles one way, during the middle of the day. So once a week I would burn 4 gallons of gas ($15) and miss one day of work ($200). So monthly I would loose $860. Told her I wouldn’t do that. Ended up going private for every other week at $100 a session. Finished probation two years ago this month. I still go to my private therapist today.

In Orange County the probation department required you to complete a treatment program, and depending on the provider, you would be able to leave when you completed all the work, or stay around for the full duration of your probation. Luckily I had the good provider.

Treatment providers also love to double book. In the early 90s WI treatment providers group sessions rooms would be packed beyond capacity! Doctor Bob was raking it in. I at one point refused to pay him anymore, he took me to small claims and lost. Why? No judicial order. I’d signed a contract with Dr. Bob pre sentence interim agreeing to pay for services even for no shows.
Judge said that contract was void post incarceration period ( parole) because there was no way I could have intended to pay while locked up, or have known the contract would continued post prison. He had contracts with the State & with individuals under his care. Patients only paid a portion of his bill, taxes paid the balance. Dr. Bob was literally State professional witness in SVP civil trials.

Everyone, including myself; who participated in SOTP run by Dr Barry T Levy, were forced in 2016 to repeat their SOTP at their own expense; because LA County Probation discovered Dr Levy was on the CA RSOL board.

Penn – back when I was on parole around 2010 I was informed the first day of SOTP that I would have to attend group until the day I maxed out my sentence – no chance of graduation or completion. So that meant $40 a week for the next 3.5 years or else. Along with this came polys at $275 a clip at least once a year. My facilitator decided he wanted me to take 3 in one year – just because; no reason but to give me a hard time. The 2nd one caused an inconclusive which he then determined to be that I was hiding something so I was forced to attend group 2 times a week at $40 each time for the next 4 months until my next poly which turned out perfect.

This is weird because just this morning I was discharged from my therapy. I was ready to lay it in verbally to him and tell him I’m done. I was ready to accept the consequences of violating my parole. I mean the timing is just too coincidental. That didn’t stop him from charging me for the session though.

In Ohio in the sixth circuit. Completed program at a federal prison. While in the halfway house they insisted I start a treatment program, that lasted only while I was in the halfway house once I moved home I was required to take yet another program.

Probation made it clear that the program in prison meant absolutely nothing to them