by Ivette Alé
Attention all advocates for care not cages!
We have 28-days left to voice our recommendations for Prop. 57 regulations. The written public comment period ends September 1, 2017 at 5:00pm. It is up to us to make sure that California voters are not undermined in the CDCR’s proposed regulations. It is our duty to make sure that Prop. 57 works to liberate loved ones inside, as voters intended.
Based on our Prop. 57 Survey results, lead by member organization Initiate Justice, we developed the following recommendations in response to the draft Emergency Regulations, and they are the same for these Regular Regulations:
- Allow all people in prison to earn 50% good time credits
- Make all good time credit earning retroactive
- Include Third Strikers in the non-violent early parole
- Award retroactive Education Merit Credits for each achievement
- Allow every person with a Youth Offender Parole Date or Elderly Parole Date to earn time off of their earliest parole date
You may contact Timothy M. Lockwood Associate Director, Regulation and Policy Management Branch- California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation by:
Mail: PO Box 942883 Sacramento, CA 94283-0001
Fax: (916) 324-6075
The Prop 57 Regulations Hearing is on Friday, September 1, 2017 from 9:00am-12:00pm at the Department of Water Resources Building Auditorium 1416 Ninth St, Sacramento, CA 95814. We want to show up strong! If you are interested in attending please sign up here. We are working to raise resources to be able to help folks with travel.
*If you are in the Bay area, please contact Taina Vargas-Edmond: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*If you are in southern California, please reach out to me: email@example.com
Those who are unable to attend but still want to exercise your advocacy in this campaign are welcomed to support our mobilizations to Sacramento. Every dollar helps!
Thank you so much for your participation, and stay hopeful. Together, we can make sure that Prop 57 will help folks come home to their families. Stay tuned for more updates!