The California Sex Offender Management Board (CASOMB) held its monthly meeting today and during that meeting it was reported that the number of filed petitions for removal from the registry has increased to a total of 5,582. Of that total, state courts have granted 4,050 petitions and denied 85 petitions. There are 1,532 petitions that have been filed but are waiting for a court’s decision.
“The number of petitions filed has increased by 881 as compared to January 2023,” stated ACSOL Executive Director Janice Bellucci. “While this number is a significant increase, it is still far below the number of people who are eligible. We estimate that number to be in excess of 40,000 people.”
Also during today’s meeting, the California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) reported that the total number of people required to register in the state is 106,291. This is a decrease of 661 people as compared to January 2023. Of that total, CA DOJ reported that 19,434 people are in violation of reporting requirements. This is a decrease of 328 people.
The California Department of Corrections (CDC) reported today that there are a total of 93,403 people in the state’s prisons. Of that total, there are 20,039 people convicted of a sex offense. It was also reported that there are 6,870 people required to register on parole.