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Default California Div. of Juvenile Justice Facilities Locations/ Addresses/Phone #'s

Youth Reception Centers and Clinics

Southern Youth Correctional Reception Center and Clinic
13200 S. Bloomfield Avenue
Norwalk, CA 90650
(562) 868-9979
This institution serves as a reception center and clinic for males.

Ventura Youth Correctional Facility (female reception)
3100 Wright Road
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 485-7951
Reception center and program institution for females.

Preston Youth Correctional Facility
201 Waterman Road
Ione, CA 95640
(209) 274-8000
This institution serves as a reception center and clinic for males.


Youth Conservation Camps

Pine Grove Youth Conservation Camp
13630 Aquaduct-Volcano Road
P.O. Box 1040
Pine Grove, CA 95665
(209) 296-7581
Conservation camp for males.

S. Carraway Public Service and Fire Center
2800 Wright Road
Camarillo, CA 93010-8307
(805) 485-7951

Youth Correctional Facilities

Northern California Youth Correctional Center
7650 South Newcastle Road
P.O. Box 213004
Stockton, CA 95213-9004
Provides support services to three institutions (DeWitt Nelson, N.A. Chaderjian, O.H. Close).

DeWitt Nelson Youth Correctional Facility
7650 South Newcastle Road
P.O. Box 213003
Stockton, CA 95213-9003
(209) 944-6113
Institution for males

N.A. Chaderjian Youth Correctional Facility
7650 South Newcastle Road
P.O. Box 213004
Stockton, CA 95213-9004
(209) 944-6401
Institution for males.

O.H. Close Youth Correctional Facility
7650 South Newcastle Road
P.O. Box 213001
Stockton, CA 95213-9001
(209) 944-6301
Institution for males

El Paso de Robles Youth Correctional Facility
4545 Airport Road
P.O. Box 7008
Paso Robles, CA 93447-7008
(805) 238-4040
Institution for males

Heman G. Stark Youth Correctional Facility
15180 Euclid Avenue
Chino, CA 91710
(909) 606-5000
Institution for males

Preston Youth Correctional Facility
201 Waterman Road
Ione, CA 95640
(209) 274-8000
Institution for males

Ventura Youth Correctional Facility
3100 Wright Road
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 485-7951
Institution for females.


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Default FAQ's About The Div of Juvenile Justice and Visiting Information

Question: What offenders get sent to DJJ?

Answer: There are three ways an offender may be sent to DJJ:
  1. if they are committed by a juvenile court.
  2. if they are tried as an adult and committed by a criminal court; or
  3. if they are tried as an adult and committed to the California Department of Corrections (CDC) but ordered housed in a DJJ facility. These are called "M-cases."
The DJJ houses offenders between the ages of 12-25. Offenders that have been committed to CDCR may be transferred to an adult facility on or before their 18th birthday. The District Attorney's Office or the Probation Department in the county from which the offender was committed can provide you with information regarding why the offender was sent to the DJJ.

(Learn more about the California Juvenile Justice System)

Question: Where will the offender be sent?

Answer: The DJJ has 11 institutions and four youth forestry camps that house nearly 6,300 offenders.


Each offender is assigned to a program based on his or her age, maturity level, educational needs, program availability and the seriousness of their committing offense. The institutions and camps are located throughout California.

There are many special programs in the DJJ that the offender may be assigned to, including Young Men as Fathers classes, sex offender treatment, substance abuse treatment , anger management, victims awareness activities and specialized programs for the seriously emotionally disturbed. While the DJJ cannot place every offender in a specialized program, every effort is made to address their individual behaviors.

All offenders are required to attend school full-time. Those that complete their high school education may participate in a college program, vocational training or a combination of both. Many are assigned paid jobs within the institution, such as landscaping, food preparation or janitorial work. If they receive wages, some of those funds are collected to pay their court-ordered restitution.

Offenders are required to participate in the Impact of Crime on Victims Program which addresses the impact their crimes have had on their victims, their families and the community.

Every offender is assigned a youth counselor who will counsel them both individually and in a small group.

The counselor will monitor their institutional program and report that progress to the Youthful Offender Parole Board (YOPB).

Question: Does DJJ provide programs (e.g. boot camps) for troublesome youths?

Answer: The Division of Juvenile Justice is designed to deal with juvenile criminal offenders who have been committed by the court. Our facilities are not designed to deal with "truant or troublesome" juveniles. If you are having trouble with your child or if you need assistance in dealing with a difficult juvenile you should contact your county social welfare office, probation department or local school district.


Link to California County web sites

Question: How do I obtain records relating to a current or former DJJ ward?

Answer: A written request must be submitted to the Department with the name, date of birth and YA number of the ward. Please send the request to:


California Department of the Youth Authority
4241 Williamsbourgh Drive, Suite 201
Sacramento, CA 95823-2088

The information can only be released to the ward, his/her guardian or attorney and in some cases law enforcement. The files on juvenile court commitments are confidential in most cases.

Question: Who can visit wards while they are at a DJJ facility? When can wards be visited? Are there any requirements for visitors?

Answer: Anyone who is listed on the wards' visitors list and who would not be a threat to the security of the institution can visit a ward in the DJJ. The times and days of visiting vary at each institutions so the best way to determine the visiting hours is by calling the facility. In addition each institution will have guidelines available that explain required apparel, use of a cameras, numbers of visitors, etc. Our Locations page has the phone number and address for each DJJ facility.


Question: Does DJJ provide tours of DJJ facilities to the general public?

Answer: In some cases, the Department does provide tours of its institutions. Please contact the specific facility for more information. Our Locations page has the phone number and address for each CYA facility.


Question: What does the Youthful Offender Parole Board (YOPB) do?

Answer: Each offender appears before the YOPB shortly after they arrive in DJJ. At that time, an Initial Hearing is conducted where the YOPB reviews the case and orders the type of program the offender must complete. In addition, the YOPB indicates the date the offender can be considered for release to parole. (Keep in mind that their parole consideration date may change depending on how well or how poorly they are doing in the institution.)


Every year, the offender's case is reviewed by the YOPB to assess their progress. If the offender behaves well in the institution and successfully completes all program goals that were ordered by the YOPB, they can be considered for release to parole. They are generally not considered for release to parole, however, until they have served a set amount of time.

Some offenders may be permitted to participate in a furlough program after they have successfully served the majority of their confinement time. Furloughs serve as an opportunity for the offender to gain work experience or live in a structured setting prior to their release to parole. All furloughs must be approved by the YOPB.

Question: How do DJJ wards get paroled?

Answer: During the month the offender is scheduled to appear before the YOPB for their Parole Consideration Hearing, the regular DJJ ward can be recommended for release to parole if they have successfully completed all of their program goals. At their Parole Consideration Hearing, the offender meets with the YOPB to discuss their progress.


It is the responsibility of the YOPB to determine their readiness for parole. If the offender is to be released to parole, the YOPB may impose "special conditions" of parole, in addition to establishing the standard rules which include paying restitution, maintaining contact with their parole agent, submitting to searches and not leaving the state without permission. Special conditions of parole are specifically ordered according to the individual needs of the case and may include participating in counseling or substance abuse treatment, testing for possible substance abuse not associating with negative peers, and earning a high school diploma or equivalent.

CDCR offenders housed in the DJJ are usually released to parole when their fixed sentence has been served. The DJJ provides parole supervision for CDCR offenders. In some cases, CDCR offenders are transferred to state prison where they will complete the remainder of their sentence. The DJJ no longer has responsibility for these offenders.

Question: What happens when the offender is on parole?

Answer: The offender is assigned a parole agent who is required to monitor the offender's progress and to help them become productive and law-abiding members of the community. Many parole offices provide offenders with educational and employment opportunities, counseling, substance abuse treatment, parenting programs and life skills training.


If an offender commits a new crime, or if they violate their conditions of parole, their parole may be revoked.

If parole is revoked, the offender will be returned to an institutional setting for continued treatment and training.

Question: How does an offender get off of parole?

Answer: The DJJ has a maximum amount of jurisdiction time which expires on either their 21st or their 25th birthday, depending on the seriousness of the crime they committed.


Offenders committed to the DJJ can earn an honorable discharge if they perform well on parole and pay off all of their court-ordered restitution. They may also be dishonorably discharged if they do not do well by the time the DJJ's jurisdiction ends or if they are convicted of a new crime. The offender can earn an early discharge from parole supervision if they perform well on parole for a significant period of time and pay off their restitution in full. For a CDCR offender housed in the DJJ, parole may be from 1-3 years.

Question: How do I volunteer to work at a DJJ facility?

Answer: Each institution has a person designated to coordinate volunteer workers. The best way to reach them would be to contact the specific institution. Our Locations page has the phone number and address for each DJJ facility.

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Default Recieving Collect Calls From Inmates in CDC and County Jails

MCI Inmate Services is the telephone provider for all California State Correctional facilities.

Phone call’s last 15 minutes.

The inmates are only allowed to call you collect, no calling cards etc. are allowed.

Inmates are not allowed any phone privileges while they are in a reception center.


Here are the steps to take to insure that your phone is set up properly:

1. Call MCI Inmate services, tell them what institution you would like to receive collect calls from. They will tell you if your line is blocked or not. If your line is blocked they will give you the phone number to your local service provider. You will need to call them to request the block be lifted. If your bill is past due or there are any issues with your current local service provider you will need to resolve those issues before you are able to receive collect calls.

2. Once your local services provider tells you that you have no restrictions you will need to call MCI Inmate Services back and tell them you spoke with your local service provider and they told you there were no blocks. They will then double check with your provider and once that is confirmed they will lift the block. Once they lift the block it will take 2 to 24 hours for your line to be cleared.

3. You will be billed for these calls through your local service provider. The price of the calls varies greatly depending on where you are located in relationship to the prison you would like to receive calls from. You may ask the representative at MCI exactly how much your charges will be.Most calls will be between $5.00 and $18.00.

4. This process will take you some time. Plan on spending an hour or completing this process, a lot of that time will be on hold.

MCI Inmate Services

1-888-415-0377

Alternatives to MCI Inmate Services.....The good news!

There is a company that many members of PTO have used that have saved them lots of money on their collect calls. It’s called Prison Calls Online. Here is how you set your phone up with them.

1. Call PCO, tell them what institution you would like to receive collect calls from.

2. They will set up a pre-paid account for you.

3. In a few days you will receive an e-mail from them giving you a new phone number for your loved ones to call. They will route the call from the new number they give you to what ever phone you choose.

4. There is a one time set up fee of $44.00, the monthly fee is $26.00 and they require a $30.00 deposit to start receiving collect phone calls. If you accept a lot of calls a month and your charges with MCI are on the expensive side this might be a good option for you.

Here’s an example of some exact phone charges (this is exactly what PCO saved me!)

MCI
connection fee $3.95
per minute $.89
Total per 15 minute call $17.30

PCO
connection fee $2.95
per minute $.18
Total per 15 minute call $5.65

Prison Calls Online

1-888-925-1400

http://prisoncallsonline.com/homeservice.htm


A lot of the California County Jails use a company called Correctional Billing Services. To find out if the jail your loved one is in uses Correctional Billing Services you will need to call that jail directly and ask.

Correctional Billing Services

1-800-944-659

(Thanks Becmarie for all the great research and information)

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Default Visitor Application Procedure/Visiting with Minors/Emergency Visits

Revision May 1, 2003

54020.8 Visitor Application Procedure

All adult visitors shall be required to obtain the institution/facility’s approval before being permitted to visit, except as otherwise authorized in this article. Visitor applicants shall complete and sign a CDC Form 106, Visiting Questionnaire. In order to retain the status of approved visitor, the CDC Form 106 shall be updated whenever there is a change in the visitor’s address, telephone number, or arrest history or periodically upon request. Visitors who have no changes to their personal or arrest history may annotate such by resigning and dating the existing CDC Form 106. The frequency of any periodic update initiated by the institution/facility shall be no more than once every two years. Upon receipt of an updated CDC Form 106 and absent information that would warrant immediate disapproval, the visitor shall be allowed to visit pending review and approval of the updated information. A new CDC Form 106 shall be submitted prior to visiting any inmate returned to an institution/facility from parole, or admitted into a substance abuse treatment control unit while on parole Any visitor approved at one institution/facility, shall be approved to visit the same inmate upon a transfer to another institution/facility provided the visitor’s approval status remains unchanged.

The CDC Form 106 shall be processed as follows:

The inmate is responsible for mailing a SIGNED (inmate must sign reverse of form) copy of CDC Form 106 to any prospective visitor(s).

The applicant shall return the completed form with an original signature via a common carrier, or personal delivery to the institution, Attn: Inmate Visiting.

The CDC Form 106 shall not be accepted from inmates.

Visiting staff will process only those Visiting Questionnaires that have been sent by the inmate to a prospective visitor in accordance with the provisions of CCR Subsections 3172(a) and (e). Forms reproduced from any other source, such as from an Internet download, will not be accepted for processing.

Some other legitimate Verification of inmate mailing of the questionnaire may be proved with an original dated signature provided by the inmate on the form in question. Questionnaires lacking such inmate mailing verification may not be processed absent alternative proof that the requirements of 3172(a) have been met or there is explanation for the absence of a signature. Acceptable explanations for the absence of a signature include, but are not limited to:

A documented physical and/or mental condition or disability that may exclude the inmate from mailing and/or signing the questionnaire.

Verification of inmate mailing has been established by other means such as a date officially stamped by the institution or by a staff signature.

In accordance with CCR Subsection 3172(e), the visitor has been directed to update a questionnaire on file by designated staff in conjunction with a periodic review or a change in name, address, telephone number, or arrest history.

When the completed CDC Form 106 is received and processed at the institution/facility, the inmate shall receive a CDC Form 887, Notice of Visitor's Approval/Disapproval.

Inmates shall be responsible for notifying visitor applicants of their approval to visit.

54020.8.2 Arrest History Inquiry

Upon receipt of the CDC Form 106, an arrest history inquiry shall be completed, and a determination to approve or deny visiting should be made within 30 working days at a minimum, a Criminal Identification and Information (CI&I) report shall be obtained if the California Law Enforcement Telecommunication System lists a CI&I number for the applicant. Reasons for delay beyond 30 days may be provided to prospective visitors upon inquiry by the individual applicant.

Notification

If the visiting application is disapproved, the applicant and the inmate shall receive from visiting staff via CDC Form 887, written notification of the disapproval and the process to appeal the decision. The visitor shall be informed of the specific reason(s) for disapproval.

54020.8.3 Reconsideration of Disapproval

Reconsideration of disapproval shall occur at the end of the denial period upon receipt of a new CDC Form 106 subject to the provisions of CCR Section 3172.1.

54020.8.4 Revocation of Approval to Visit

An individual's approval to visit may be revoked when:

Information that would have resulted in visiting denial becomes known after visiting approval has been granted.

Any activity or event occurs subsequent to an approval to visit that would have resulted in disapproval of the initial application.

54020.8.5 Violations of State Law on Institution/Facility Property

Visitor violations of State or Federal law on institution/facility property may be referred to prosecuting authorities in accordance with CCR Section 3176.2. The visitor's visiting privileges shall be revoked pending investigation and/or court disposition. If the visitor is not prosecuted, or not referred for prosecution, the visitor shall be subject to action in accordance with CCR Subsections 3176.2(a) and (b). If the visitor is found not guilty, or a court dismisses the charges, visiting approval may be restored upon the written request of the visitor.

54020.9 Extenuating Circumstances for Visitor Approval

Exceptions to approval requirements for visitors may be made when death, life-threatening illness, or injury occurs to an immediate family member of the inmate. Family emergency exceptions shall be made only for an inmate's immediate family members, or clergy. Each request to visit because of a family emergency shall require proof of the emergency and approval of the supervisor in charge of visiting. Visitors must present acceptable picture identification, and pass an arrest history inquiry in accordance with this section. The visit shall be conducted under the direct supervision of visiting or designated staff.

54020.10 Visiting Requirements for Minors

Minors shall be accompanied by an adult who has been approved to visit
the inmate. Approval of an emancipated minor’s visit requires a one-time submission of a certified copy of the court order of emancipation. Staff shall make a copy of the order, note that the original is certified, and place it in the inmate's visiting file. Verification of the order shall be noted in the automated visitor information system. The emancipated minor is subject to all the rules and regulations as set forth for adult visitors. If the accompanying adult is not the parent, legal guardian, or spouse of the minor, a notarized written consent shall be required from the person with legal custody of the minor, or a certified copy of a court order, authorizing the minor to visit while accompanied by a designated adult.

The notarized written consent, or court order, shall state the duration of approval, and must be presented each time the minor visits. The notarized written consent must be renewed annually.

A copy of the notarized consent form, or court order, shall be retained in the inmate’s central file and visiting file. Any required removal of prosthetic and medical implants for inspection will be done in private setting or area. If reasonable suspicion exists to believe that a visitor is attempting to introduce contraband or substances into or remove contraband out of the institution and the visitor has a medical implant, prosthetic device or uses a wheelchair or assistive device(s); a search will be initiated in accordance with this section. A licensed physician, nurse, and/or medical technical assistant of the same sex shall be present to assist with the unclothed body search consistent with the duties of their classification.

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Default Family Visits/Procedure/Rules/Minor Participation/Eligibility

Revision May 1, 2003

54020.33 Family Visiting General Information
Family visiting is a privilege earned by the inmate through successful program participation.
Misconduct on the part of the inmate or visitor(s), violation of a law, rules or regulation may be cause for termination of the visit.
Family visits are restricted to the living quarters and the yard assigned for the family visit.
Visitors shall not be permitted to leave and return during the visit.


54020.33.1 Inmate Family Visiting Eligibility
Eligibility for participation in the Family Visiting Program (FVP) is subject to the provisions of CCR Sections 3044 and 3177. Family visiting shall be restricted as necessary to maintain order, the safety of persons, the security of institution, and required prison activities and operations, pursuant to CCR Section 3170.


54020.33.2 Inmate Applications for Family Visits
Each inmate's assigned Correctional Counselor I (CC-I) is responsible for determining his/her eligibility to participate in the FVP. Applicants shall submit their initial Institutional request, on a CDC Form 1046, Family Visiting Application, to their respective CC-I. The CC-I shall evaluate the following areas of specific interest:
Escape history.
Commitment offense and behavior history to determine eligibility, pursuant to CCR Section 3177(b).(1).
Current case factors to determine eligibility pursuant to CCR Section 3177(d). Any disciplinary or classification committee action that restricts, suspends, or denies an inmate's regular visiting, shall also apply to participation in the FVP for the duration of the imposed sanction.

54020.33.3 Requests for Specific Family Visiting Dates
Inmates may request specific dates for a family visit. When applying for a specific family visiting date, inmates shall submit two alternate dates. A reasonable effort shall be made to accommodate the inmate's preference; however, no scheduled family visit shall be canceled to accommodate a preferred date request. If all requested dates are filled, the next available date will be determined by the family visiting coordinator, and offered to the inmate.

54020.33.4 Notification of Scheduled Family Visiting Date
A CDC Form 1072, Family Visiting Inmate Notification, shall be provided to the inmate upon scheduling of family visiting dates.
• It shall be the inmate's responsibility to return the signed form to the family visiting coordinator within ten working days to secure the dates.
• Exchange of family visiting dates shall not be permitted.


54020.33.5 Visiting Status Changes
Any disciplinary or classification committee action that restricts, suspends, or denies an inmate's regular visiting, shall also apply to participation in the FVP for the duration of the imposed sanction.


54020.33.6 Inmates on Non Contact Visiting Status
Inmates on the FVP list who are placed on temporary non-contact visiting status, as a result of pending disciplinary charges and/or classification committee action, shall not be permitted to participate in the FVP until the pending charges or classification committee action that led to the restricted status is resolved. The inmate's name shall remain on the list until all the charges and/or committee actions are resolved. If an inmate's family visit is canceled due to pending disciplinary and/or classification action and the inmate is found not guilty, the visit shall be rescheduled on the first available date.


54020.33.7 Cancellation of a Family Visit
During emergency situations, the family visiting coordinator shall make a reasonable effort to notify the family of the cancellation of the family visit.


54020.33.8 Processing Inmates for Family Visiting
Inmates shall present their CDC identification card to the family visiting coordinator, report to a designated area for inspection of their property, and submit to an unclothed body search. Inmates shall submit urine samples as ordered by the family visiting coordinator. The family visiting coordinator shall complete a Family visit inmate property inventory CDC Form 1070 male inmate items/1070-A female inmate items, as appropriate. The inmate shall be escorted to the proper family visiting unit. Inmates shall be authorized to bring the following items into a family visit:
Two changes of underwear.
Toothbrush.
Safety razor.
Items in accordance with this article.
The family visiting coordinator, or staff, shall provide a brief orientation of the unit to the occupants.


54020. 33.9 Urinalysis
Inmates participating in the FVP shall at minimum submit to a urinalysis upon completion of the visit. Refusal to submit to a urinalysis shall result in disciplinary action; visit cancellation, and removal from the FVP by classification committee action.


54020.33.10 Family Member Participation
Participation in the FVP is restricted to the inmate's immediate family members.
A certified copy of the marriage certificate shall be presented to the family visiting coordinator prior to each visit by the inmate's spouse.

54020.33.11 Minor's Participation
Unescorted minors shall not be permitted to participate in the FVP, except as authorized by the institution head, or designee. Notarized, written approval of the parent or legal guardian is required when a minor accompanies an adult who is not the parent or legal guardian of the minor. The approval shall specify by name the approved family member who is authorized to chaperone the minor, and the specific date of each family visit authorized for the minor's attendance. Adult children of the inmate, 18 years of age or older, shall present their birth certificate, and a valid form of identification, prior to each family visit.


54020.33.12 Standby Family Visits
Standby family visits are not authorized.


54020.33.13 Family Visiting Length and Visitor Reporting Requirements
Institutions shall require family visitors to check-in at the visitor processing area prior to 11:00 a.m. on the day of the visit.
Family visitors shall report to the visitor processing area at the time designated by the institution.
Visitors failing to report to the visitor processing area by 11:00 a.m., without the notification and approval of the family visiting coordinator, are subject to cancellation of the visit, and suspension of FVP privileges for six months. Inmates and visitors shall be permitted to spend approximately 46 consecutive hours in the family visiting units.


54020.33.14 Processing of Visitors for Family Visiting
Visitors shall report to the visitor-processing center. All visitors shall be searched in accordance with this section. All personal articles shall be inspected. Those items that cannot be visually or manually inspected shall be x-rayed or disallowed. The family visiting coordinator shall transport the visitors, and their property, in a state vehicle to their respective family visiting units when necessary.


54020.33.15 Authorized Property for Family Visiting
Visitors are authorized to possess the following items while participating in the family-visiting program:
One bag of clothing per visitor; no suitcases are permitted.
Clothing shall be in paper, plastic, or fabric bags.
Basic personal hygiene and cosmetic items in the amount necessary for the length of the family visit.
No aerosol containers.
Disposable diapers only.
Children's toys.
Simple games, coloring books, crayons, or pencils (as authorized by the institution).
Locker key.
Prescribed medications in accordance with this article.
Prescribed birth control pills.
A spouse shall be permitted to bring in a maximum of ten commercially-sealed condoms per visit.
Condoms in unsealed packaging shall not be permitted into the institution.
All unused condoms shall be retained in their sealed packaging and taken from the institution by the visiting spouse.
Under no circumstances shall an inmate be permitted to possess condoms outside of the family visiting quarters.


54020.33.16 Food for Family Visiting
Inmates participating in the FVP shall be required to purchase all food for the visitor, and themselves, with funds from their trust account. A minimum of two meals per day, per person, shall be purchased prior to commencement of the family visit.


Family Visiting Food Menu
Each institution shall maintain a family-visiting menu from which to choose. The family- visiting menu shall provide the following food items
Minimum of five, maximum of ten, breakfast entrees.
Minimum of five, maximum of ten, lunch entrees.
Minimum of five, maximum of ten, dinner entrees.
Beverages, including bottled water, milk and soda.
Fresh fruit.
Maximum of ten miscellaneous items.
Visitors with infants may be allowed the following items:
Powdered or bottled formula in vendor-sealed containers.
Baby food in vendor-sealed jars.

Medically Prescribed Diets
Visitors shall be allowed to bring medically prescribed food items to a family visit under the following conditions:
The visitor shall provide a physician's statement to the family visiting coordinator, which includes a description of the diet, and describes why the diet must be continued during the visit.
All food items must be vendor-sealed with recognizable labels. If an inmate is being supplied a nourishment bag and/or food supplements ordered by a physician or dentist, the inmate shall be provided with the prescribed dietary additions during the visit.


Funds for FVP Meals
Inmates shall submit a completed FVP menu form with a CDC Form 193, Trust Account Withdrawal Order, authorizing a charge to the inmate's trust account, to the family visiting coordinator at least three weeks prior to the visit. At least two weeks prior to the visit, a copy of CDC Form 193 shall be delivered to the trust office by the family visiting coordinator. If sufficient funds are not available in the inmate's trust account, the family visiting coordinator shall inform the inmate that the scheduled visit has been canceled. Funds sent to an inmate’s trust account specifically designated for family visit food item, and accompanied by a completed, signed CDC Form 1839, Exemption of Family Visit/Temporary Community Leave Funds From Restitution Fines/Orders, shall be exempt from restitution fines or orders.

Processing of Food Order
On the day of the visit, the family visiting coordinator shall facilitate the delivery of the food order to the visiting units at the commencement of the visit


Unclaimed Food Items
If a family visit is canceled due to institution operations after the purchase of a food order, the inmate may request reimbursement to their trust account for the amount of the food order. Reimbursement of trust account funds shall be limited to family visit cancellations due to institutional actions such as:
Suspension of the FVP due to institution emergency.
A disciplinary hearing finding of not guilty after a charge of misconduct which restricted family visiting privileges. Such reimbursement is subject to the provisions of Chapter 5, Article 42 54100, and applicable Board of Control rules. If the family visit is canceled due to the actions of the inmate, and the inmate has been charged for the food, the institution/shall allow person(s) designated by the inmate to claim the food within 72 hours of the cancellation. The final disposition of food, remaining unclaimed after 72 hours, shall be the responsibility of the institution.


54020.33.17 Family Visitor Medication
Medication shall be retained in a secure location by designated staff. Verification of the need to possess medication shall be provided by a physician's statement. Visitors may retain only life-sustaining, condition-stabilizing medication with the prescribing physician's written statement of its immediate need, and only in the physician's prescribed amount immediately required to sustain or stabilize the condition during the visit. Female visitors may retain their birth control pills. Other required medications shall be distributed to the visitor at prescribed times, by staff designated by the institution. Any unauthorized items may be secured in a visiting locker, and retrieved at the conclusion of the visit.


54020.33.18 Family Visiting Count Procedures
Inmates in the family visiting quarters shall present themselves for count in accordance with institutional procedures. A minimum of four counts per 24-hour period shall be conducted. Inmates who fail to present themselves for count are subject to disciplinary action, and termination of the family visit.


54020.33.19 Unscheduled Inspection/Search of Family Visiting Units
Every effort shall be made to ensure the privacy of the inmate, and their visitor(s). However, the safety of persons, and security of the institution, may require the inspection and/or search of a family visiting unit while a visit is in progress. The watch commander has the authority to order a search/inspection when the need arises. The watch commander and/or visiting supervisor shall be responsible to ensure that the search/inspection is conducted in a courteous and professional manner.


54020.33.20 Condition and Cleanliness of Family Visiting Units
Each inmate shall be responsible for the care and cleanliness of the family visiting unit during a visit. Before and after each family visit, the family visiting coordinator, and each inmate scheduled to visit, shall conduct a detailed inspection of their assigned unit to verify the unit's condition, cleanliness, and contents. A CDC Form 1069, Family Visiting Inventory, shall be completed by the family visiting coordinator. Each inmate shall be subject to disciplinary action, which may include suspension from participation in the FVP, for any willful damage of the unit and/or furnishings or for failure to maintain the cleanliness of the FVP unit. Inmates and/or visitors may be excluded from the FVP for willful damage of the family-visiting unit. Prior to each family visit, the inmate shall submit a completed CDC Form 193. Each family visiting unit shall be thoroughly cleaned by the occupants prior to the conclusion of each visit. Cleaning materials and equipment shall be provided by the institution.


54020.34 Appeals Related to Visiting
Visitors who wish to discuss visiting-related issues are encouraged to contact the visiting supervisor for resolution. Interviews shall be conducted or scheduled at the earliest opportunity. Visitors and/or inmates may register complaints/appeals regarding visiting through procedures contained in CCR section 3179 and Chapter 5, Article 42.


54020.35 Transfer of Visiting Records
The inmate’s visiting file shall be forwarded in accordance with DOM Chapter 7, Article 3, and Article 5.


54020.36 Revisions
The Deputy Director, Institutions Division, or designee, shall ensure that
this section is accurate and current. Eligibility for participation in the Family Visiting Program (FVP) is subject to the provisions of CCR Sections 3044 and 3177. Family visiting shall be restricted as necessary to maintain order, the safety of persons, the security of institution, and required prison activities If the CC-I finds that based on critieria, the inmate is inelgible; they shall annotate specific reasons for denial on the CDC Form 1046. If one or more of the above factors are present, and the CC-I can not readily make a determination for elgibility, a case conference with the CC-II and/or the Facility Captain shall be held to determine eligibility. If necessary, the case shall be referred to a classification committee for approval or disapproval.

Upon review and approval the CC-I shall complete a CDC Form 128 B, noting the approval and/or restrictions and forward a copy of it, to the family visiting coordinator. After the initial approval, all subsequent requests shall be submitted on a CDC Form 1046, Family Visiting Application, directly to the family visiting coordinator. Proof of marriage shall be established by the family visiting coordinator. A certified copy of the marriage certificate shall be presented to the coordinator prior to each visit. “Proxy” marriages are not legal in California. The bride, groom, and the officiant must be present at the same place at the same time (Telephone or Teleconferencing does not constitute presence). Family visits shall be scheduled with specified family members. Once an application is submitted, no changes, or substitutions of visitors, shall be permitted.

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Default The Bridging Education Program/Early Release/ Penal Code Section 2933

Bridging Education Program

The Bridging Education Program was put into place in January of 2004. It is a mandatory program for qualifying inmates to study through correspondence classes. They meet with an instructor on a regular basis and complete work assignments in their cells. The program consists of mainly essays and written assignments that develop life skills and how one will productively spend their time in prison achieving goals for a successful transition after release. The program basically provides that all credits afforded an inmate pursuant to Penal Code section 2933 are applied upon enrollment into the bridging program.


Summary:


The Fiscal Year 203/2004 Budget Act directed the CDC to provide an education programming for inmates who are eligible for day-for-day credit, pursuant to Penal Code (PC) Section 2933, in Reception Centers (RC) and to also expand the existing education programs within the General Population (GP) at the institutions.

The CDC and the Legislature have long recognized the potential benefits of re-entry programs for successful reintegration into the community. As a result, we are incorporating modifications to provide expanded educational opportunities to those eligible inmates with in the GP and are Undergoing RC processing as will as the priority assignment of inmates eligible to receive day-for-day credits under PC Section 2933, all of which were implemented by January 1, 2004.

The CDC is implementing bridging educations programs focusing on education assessment, anger management, cognitive based re-entry orientation, life skills, and integration into the Arts in Corrections programs. These programs enhance the Department’s ability to provide educational opportunities to inmates in RCs and GP institution, and also help better prepare these inmates for a successful re-entry back into society

Penal Code 2933
2933. (a) It is the intent of the Legislature that persons
convicted of a crime and sentenced to the state prison under Section
1170 serve the entire sentence imposed by the court, except for a
reduction in the time served in the custody of the Director of
Corrections for performance in work, training or education programs
established by the Director of Corrections. Work time credits shall
apply for performance in work assignments and performance in
elementary, high school, or vocational education programs.
Enrollment in a two- or four-year college program leading to a degree
shall result in the application of time credits equal to that
provided in Section 2931. For every six months of full-time
performance in a credit-qualifying program, as designated by the
director, a prisoner shall be awarded work time credit reductions from
his or her term of confinement of six months. A lesser amount of
credit based on this ratio shall be awarded for any lesser period of
continuous performance. Less than maximum credit should be awarded
pursuant to regulations adopted by the director for prisoners not
assigned to a full-time credit-qualifying program. Every prisoner
who refuses to accept a full-time credit qualifying assignment or who
is denied the opportunity to earn work time credits pursuant to
subdivision (a) of Section 2932 shall be awarded no work time credit
reduction. Every prisoner who voluntarily accepts a half-time credit
qualifying assignment in lieu of a full-time assignment shall be
awarded work time credit reductions from his or her term of
confinement of three months for each six-month period of continued
performance. Except as provided in subdivision (a) of Section 2932,
every prisoner willing to participate in a full-time credit
qualifying assignment but who is either not assigned to a full-time
assignment or is assigned to a program for less than full time, shall
receive no less credit than is provided under Section 2931. Under
no circumstances shall any prisoner receive more than six months'
credit reduction for any six-month period under this section.
(b) Work time credit is a privilege, not a right. Work time credit
must be earned and may be forfeited pursuant to the provisions of
Section 2932. The application of credit to reduce the sentence of a
prisoner who committed a crime on or after January 1, 1997, is
subject to the provisions of Section 3067. Except as provided in
subdivision (a) of Section 2932, every prisoner shall have a
reasonable opportunity to participate in a full-time credit
qualifying assignment in a manner consistent with institutional
security and available resources.
(c) Under regulations adopted by the Department of Corrections,
which shall require a period of not more than one year free of
disciplinary infractions, work time credit, which has been previously
forfeited may be restored by the director. The regulations shall
provide for separate classifications of serious disciplinary
infractions as they relate to restoration of credits, the time period
required before forfeited credits or a portion thereof may be
restored, and the percentage of forfeited credits that may be
restored for these time periods. For credits forfeited for
commission of a felony specified in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a)
of Section 2932, the Department of Corrections may provide that up to
180 days of lost credit shall not be restored and up to 90 days of
credit shall not be restored for a forfeiture resulting from
conspiracy or attempts to commit one of those acts. No credits may
be restored if they were forfeited for a serious disciplinary
infraction in which the victim died or was permanently disabled.
Upon application of the prisoner and following completion of the
required time period free of disciplinary offenses, forfeited credits
eligible for restoration under the regulations for disciplinary
offenses other than serious disciplinary infractions punishable by a
credit loss of more than 90 days shall be restored unless, at a
hearing, it is found that the prisoner refused to accept or failed to
perform in a credit qualifying assignment, or extraordinary
circumstances are present that require that credits not be restored.
"Extraordinary circumstances" shall be defined in the regulations
adopted by the director. However, in any case in which work time
credit was forfeited for a serious disciplinary infraction punishable
by a credit loss of more than 90 days, restoration of credit shall
be at the discretion of the director.
The prisoner may appeal the finding through the Department of
Corrections review procedure, which shall include a review by an
individual independent of the institution who has supervisory
authority over the institution.
(d) The provisions of subdivision (c) shall also apply in cases of
credit forfeited under Section 2931 for offenses and serious
disciplinary infractions occurring on or after January 1, 1983.

2933.1. (a) Notwithstanding any other law, any person who is
convicted of a felony offense listed in subdivision (c) of Section
667.5 shall accrue no more than 15 percent of work time credit, as
defined in Section 2933.
(b) The 15-percent limitation provided in subdivision (a) shall
apply whether the defendant is sentenced under Chapter 4.5
(commencing with Section 1170) of Title 7 of Part 2 or sentenced
under some other law. However, nothing in subdivision (a) shall
affect the requirement of any statute that the defendant serve a
specified period of time prior to minimum parole eligibility, nor
shall any offender otherwise statutorily ineligible for credit be
eligible for credit pursuant to this section.
(c) Notwithstanding Section 4019 or any other provision of law,
the maximum credit that may be earned against a period of confinement
in, or commitment to, a county jail, industrial farm, or road camp,
or a city jail, industrial farm, or road camp, following arrest and
prior to placement in the custody of the Director of Corrections,
shall not exceed 15 percent of the actual period of confinement for
any person specified in subdivision (a).
(d) This section shall only apply to offenses listed in
subdivision (a) that are committed on or after the date on which this
section becomes operative.

2933.2. (a) Notwithstanding Section 2933.1 or any other law, any
person who is convicted of murder, as defined in Section 187, shall
not accrue any credit, as specified in Section 2933.
(b) The limitation provided in subdivision (a) shall apply whether
the defendant is sentenced under Chapter 4.5 (commencing with
Section 1170) of Title 7 of Part 2 or sentenced under some other law.
(c) Notwithstanding Section 4019 or any other provision of law, no
credit pursuant to Section 4019 may be earned against a period of
confinement in, or commitment to, a county jail, industrial farm, or
road camp, or a city jail, industrial farm, or road camp, following
arrest for any person specified in subdivision (a).
(d) This section shall only apply to murder that is committed on
or after the date on which this section becomes operative.

2933.3. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any inmate
assigned to a conservation camp by the Department of Corrections who
is eligible to earn one day of work time credit for every one day of
service pursuant to Section 2933 shall instead earn two days of
work time credit for every one day of service. This enhanced work time
credit shall only apply to service performed after January 1, 2003.

2933.5. (a) (1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, every
person who is convicted of any felony offense listed in paragraph
(2), and who previously has been convicted two or more times, on
charges separately brought and tried, and who previously has served
two or more separate prior prison terms, as defined in subdivision
(g) of Section 667.5, of any offense or offenses listed in paragraph
(2), shall be ineligible to earn credit on his or her term of
imprisonment pursuant to this chapter.
(2) As used in this subdivision, "felony offense" includes any of
the following:
(A) Murder, as defined in Sections 187 and 189.
(B) Voluntary manslaughter, as defined in subdivision (a) of
Section 192.
(C) Mayhem as defined in Section 203.
(D) Aggravated mayhem, as defined in Section 205.
(E) Kidnapping, as defined in Section 207, 209, or 209.5.
(F) Assault with vitriol, corrosive acid, or caustic chemical of
any nature, as described in Section 244.
(G) Rape, as defined in paragraph (2) or (6) of subdivision (a) of
Section 261 or paragraph (1) or (4) of subdivision (a) of Section
262.
(H) Sodomy by means of force, violence, duress, menace or fear of
immediate and unlawful bodily injury on the victim or another person,
as described in subdivision (c) of Section 286.
(I) Sodomy while voluntarily acting in concert, as described in
subdivision (d) of Section 286.
(J) Lewd or lascivious acts on a child under the age of 14 years,
as described in subdivision (b) of Section 288.
(K) Oral copulation by means of force, violence, duress, menace,
or fear of immediate and unlawful bodily injury on the victim or
another person, as described in subdivision (c) of Section 288a.
(L) Continuous sexual abuse of a child, as described in Section
288.5.
(M) Sexual penetration, as described in subdivision (a) of Section
289.
(N) Exploding a destructive device or explosive with intent to
injure, as described in Section 12303.3, with intent to murder, as
described in Section 12308, or resulting in great bodily injury or
mayhem, as described in Section 12309.
(O) Any felony in which the defendant personally inflicted great
bodily injury, as provided in Section 12022.53 or 12022.7.
(b) A prior conviction of an offense listed in subdivision (a)
shall include a conviction in another jurisdiction for an offense
which includes all of the elements of the particular felony as
defined under California law.
(c) This section shall apply whenever the present felony is
committed on or after the effective date of this section, regardless
of the date of commission of the prior offense or offenses resulting
in credit-earning ineligibility.
(d) This section shall be in addition to, and shall not preclude
the imposition of, any applicable sentence enhancement terms, or
probation ineligibility and habitual offender provisions authorized
under any other section.

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Default Calculating Release Dates/Time Served Credits

Release dates are calculated as follows:

Total days sentenced to, minus any court given credits, minus actual days spent in the county jail while awaiting transfer to a CDC Reception Center. Once at the reception center, the appropriate credits are given based on what the inmate qualifies for.


Example: Sentenced to 3 years with 224 days of court given credit at 85%


1095 (3 years times 365)
-224 (court given credits)
871

871
-17 (days waiting to transfer to Reception Center)
854

854
X.85 (85% pursuant to the sentencing guidelines of the Penal Code)
725.9

726 would be the total number of days remaining on the sentence.


Example: Sentenced to 3 years with 224 days of court given credit at 50%

1095 (3 years times 365)
-224 (court given credits)
871

871
-17 (days waiting to transfer to Reception Center)
854

854
X.50 (50% pursuant to the sentencing guidelines on the Penal Code)

427 would be the total number of days remaining on the sentence.

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Default Correctional Officers/Roles/Grades/Responsibilities

Correctional Officer (CO)- The role of the Correctional Officer is to assist in controlling, directing and monitoring the movements and activities of offenders. They make sure institution rules are followed ensuring the safety and security of offenders, staff, visitors and the community.

Correctional Sergeant – Sergeants supervise Officers and have a variety of duties upon where they are assigned. Each facility has a Public Access or Visiting Sergeant can generally resolve issues relating to the visiting process.

Correctional Lieutenant – A Correctional Lieutenant is responsible for security operations during his/her shift and supervises Correctional Sergeants. This position manages any response to emergency situation, which may arise.

Correctional Captain – This is the senior custody staff member responsible for facility-wide custody and security operations and supervision of lieutenants.

Community Corrections Officer (CCO), Classification or Correctional Counselor (CCI) – Each offender has an assigned CCO or CCI, depending on the facility. They handle the day-to-day issues or concerns of offenders in a housing unit. Counselors are responsible for offender classification and case management (education and work programs) and release preparation.

Correctional Unit Supervisor (CUS) – A CUS is responsible for the management of a housing unit including the supervision of Classification or Correctional Counselors and custody staff.

Associate Warden- The Associate Warden assists the Warden with the operation of the facility. Larger facilities may have more than one Associate Warden while smaller facilities may not have one.

Warden – The Warden is the Chief Administrative Officer of a correctional facility with overall responsibility for facility management.

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Inmate Quarterly and Special Purchase Packages/Books and Magazines/Privilege Groups

Quarterly Packages:

The California Inmate Quarterly Package system allows you to send much-desired items to your incarcerated loved one. Each institution sets it’s own rules as to what items are allowed and prohibited and items vary by privilege groups. As a result, vendors therefore provide services to a limited amount of Facilities, Camps, CCF’s or the LA County Jail System. All Quarterly Packages are limited to a maximum weight of 30 Lbs. Nor can they exceed dimensions of 24” x 24” x 24”. All vendors list those institutions for which they provide goods and services and what privilege groups.

Special Packages:

Special Packages allow for the purchase of various Electronics, Accessories, Musical Instruments, etc.that would otherwise crowd a quarterly package beyond its allowed weight or dimensions. Inmates are allowed one special purchase package per quarter.

Inmate Quarterly Package, Yearly Quarters:

1St – January 1 Through March 31.
2nd – April 1 Through June 30.
3rd – July 1 Through September 30.
4th – October 1 Through December 31.

California Approved Vendors for Inmate Quarterly and Special Packages:
Note: Prison Talk Online does not endorse nor guarantee the quality and or level of service provided by the below listed suppliers. As a continued benefit for the support of inmates, these links are provided as a courtesy only.

APPROVED INMATE PACKAGE VENDORS

(Updated list June 2010)

Access Securepak
P. O. Box 50028
Sparks, NV 89435-0028
(800) 546-6283
www.californiaqp.com

Mike's Better Shoes
1252 Berlin-Haddonfield Road
Voorhees, NJ 08043
(800) 431-1911
www.mikesbettershoes.com

Music by Mail
129 31st Street
Brooklyn, NY 11232
(718) 369-6982

Packages R Us
2648 East Workman Ave. #424
West Covina, CA 91791
Ph: (866) 303-7787
www.packagesrus.com

Union Supply Direct
P.O. Box 7006
Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220-7006
Ph: (866) 404-8989
www.CaliforniaInmatePackage.com

The Inmate Store
P.O. Box 798
Pine Grove, CA 95665
Ph: (209) 257-4824
www.theinmatestore.com

The Vitamin Outlet
Fitness Systems Mfg. Corp.
P.O. Box 2073
Sinking Spring, PA 19608
(800) 822-9995

Walkenhorst’s
1774 Industrial Way
Napa CA 94558
(800) 660-9255
https://walkenhorsts.com

Yellow Ribbon Online
580 N. Beach Street
Fort Worth, TX 76111
Ph: (866) 959-7426
www.yellowribbononline.com

Books, Magazines and Periodicals:

Reception Center Inmates: Are not allowed to receive books, magazines or periodicals.

General Population Inmates: Can receive books, magazines and periodicals as long as those items are mailed directly form the publisher, subscription service or an on-line book vendor. (Call your inmate facilities mailroom for any special packaging or handling requirements prior to sending these items).

Privilege Groups:

The California Department of Corrections classifies each and every inmate into a specific privilege groups based on several factors such as new inmates, general population inmates, Ad-Seg and SHU/PHU inmates and those that have or are undergoing administrative review for problematic behavior.

The following are the CDC’s privilege ratings system.
Reception Center Inmate:

· New Arrival Privilege Group “U”
· Processing Privilege Group “U”

General Population:
  • Group “A”
  • Group “B”
  • Group “C”
SHU and ASU:
  • Group “D”
Privilege Group A and Privilege Group B
Inmates in Privilege Group A & B Shall be allowed four "Quarterly packages" per year (one per quarter) not to exceed 30 pounds each and four "Special purchase packages" per year (one per quarter).

Privilege Group C
Inmates in Privilege Group C shall not be allowed a personal property 'quarterly package'. Inmates prohibited from receiving a package resulting from a recent placement into Privilege Group C, shall not be allowed to retain a package, which was ordered prior to Privilege Group C placement. Disallowed packages shall be disposed of pursuant to Section 54030.11.2

Privilege Group D
Inmates in Privilege Group D, including those inmates housed in ASU/Security Housing Unit (SHU) and Psychiatric Services Unit (PSU), Shall be permitted to acquire one personal property package per year not to exceed 30 pounds each. Eligibility to acquire a personal property package commences one-year after the date of Privilege Group D Assignment.

Inmates in SHU/PSU may also purchase and entertainment appliance via a Special Purchase Process. Eligibility to acquire a personal property package commences one-year after the date of Privilege Group D Assignment.

Inmates prohibited from receiving a package as a result of ASU placement shall be allowed to retain the package in their stored personal property if the package was ordered prior to ASU placement and the inmate was otherwise qualified to receive it.

Privilege Group U
Inmates in Privilege Group U shall not be allowed a Personal Property Package.

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Intake, Reception, Classification and Orientation

What does this all mean? If you have a loved one that is headed to prison you are probably filled with so many questions you don’t know where to begin. We are trying to give you an over view of what to expect and hopefully answer your questions and make the whole process a little more tolerable.

When someone is sentenced to prison they will go back to the county jail from court. The jail will notify the CDC and the prisoner will wait to be transferred by the CDC to a Reception Center. The CDC will usually come and pick them up with in a few weeks of sentencing and take them there.

At the Reception Center they are not allowed to have any phone access and visits are one hour behind glass. This is where they will meet with a counselor, be classified as to what level they will be housed in, they will be given their release date if they have one, and they will wait to be transferred to the prison to be mainlined.

This process usually takes 90 to 120 days. It can go quicker and it can go way over the 120 day mark. This is a goal for the CDC it is not mandatory. Part of what can take so long is just waiting for a bed to open up. California Prisons are way over crowded and this can take some time. Unfortunately there is usually nothing that you can do to help speed this process up.

When they are finally transferred to the final prison they will be on Orientation Status for about two weeks. They just need to make sure all the paperwork is caught up and the prisoner is advised of the rules at the new facility. On Orientation Status they are not allowed to make phone calls.

Below are the policies and procedures found in Title 15 for Intake and Classification.


TITLE 15. Crime Prevention And Corrections
Division 3. Department of Corrections
Chapter 1. Rules and Regulations of the Director of Corrections
Article 6.5. Intake, Release and Discharge of Inmates
§3075. Initial Intake.


§3075. Initial Intake.

a) Inmates received by the department shall be accompanied by either a copy of the minute order or an abstract of the judgment certified by the clerk of the court or judge. The inmate's identity shall be verified by staff to prevent inadvertent acceptance of a person not legally committed to the department.
(b) Upon staff's receipt of an inmate's cash, personal securities and property, a CDC Form 104 (Rev. 4/77), Inmate Property and Cash Receipt -- Arrival, shall be completed.
(c) Each inmate shall be photographed and an identification card prepared. The identification photo shall be updated every five years or when there is a distinct change in the inmate's physical appearance.
(d) Each inmate shall be informed of the departmental grooming standards and afforded an opportunity to comply prior to being photographed. Each inmate will be advised that failure to comply may result in a program failure pursuant to Section 3062. The processing officer will document on a CDC 128-B, General Chrono, the inmate's refusal to comply with the departmental grooming standards. The CDC 128-B will be forwarded to records for the inmate's initial classification committee review.


TITLE 15. Crime Prevention And Corrections
Division 3. Department of Corrections
Chapter 1. Rules and Regulations of the Director of Corrections
Subchapter 4. General Institution Regulations
Article 10. Classification
§3375. Classification Process.


§3375. Classification Process.



(a) The classification process shall be uniformly applied, commencing upon reception of a person committed to the custody of the director and shall continue throughout the time the individual remains under the director's jurisdiction. Each inmate shall be individually classified in accordance with this article.
(b) The classification process shall take into consideration the inmate's needs, interests and desires, his/her behavior and placement score in keeping with the department and institution's/facility's program and security missions and public safety.
(c) Each determination affecting an inmate's placement within a institution/facility, transfer between facilities, program participation, privilege groups, or custody designation shall be made by a classification committee composed of staff knowledgeable in the classification process.
(d) The classification of felon inmates shall include the classification score system as established. A lower placement score indicates lesser security control needs and a higher placement score indicates greater security control needs.
(e) When possible, the inmate shall be given sufficient advance written notice of any classification committee hearing to provide the inmate reasonable preparation time to discuss the matter to be considered. An inmate appearing before a classification committee shall be informed of the inmate's next classification committee hearing date when it is known or can be anticipated.
(f) The classification of inmates shall provide the following procedural safeguards:
(1) Inmates shall be given written notice at least 72 hours in advance of a hearing which could result in an adverse effect. Adverse effect is defined as:
(A) Involuntary transfer to a higher security level institution/facility, which is not consistent with the inmate's placement score.
(B) Increase in the inmate's custody designation.
(C) Involuntary placement in segregated housing.
(D) Involuntary removal from an assigned program.
(E) Placement in a reduced work group.
(F) Involuntary transfer to another institution/facility because of the inmate's misbehavior or receipt of new information that may affect staff, inmates, the public, or the safety and security of the institution/facility, whether or not his/her placement score is consistent with the receiving institution's/facility's security level.
(G) Transfer of an inmate to a more restrictive institution or program where the security level is higher.
(2) Except as provided in subsection 3375(f)(3), the inmate shall be present at all initial classification committee hearings and at any other classification committee hearing which could result in an adverse effect upon the inmate.
(3) An in absentia (without inmate's presence) classification hearings may be held only when:
(A) The inmate refuses to appear before the committee.
(B) The inmate is physically incapable of appearing before the committee, or is determined by a psychiatrist to be mentally incompetent and cannot understand the purpose of the hearing.
(C) The purpose of the hearing is to:
1. Improve the inmate's conditions of confinement by reducing or removing a previously imposed restriction.
2. Approve an action requested in writing by the inmate.
3. Determine the need for scheduling, or to schedule, a future classification committee action.
(4) If the inmate was not previously notified and during the classification committee hearing an unanticipated adverse effect emerges, the hearing shall be postponed for at least 72 hours and the inmate shall be referred to the inmate's counselor for assistance when the inmate is illiterate, or the issues are complex unless:
(A) The hearing cannot be postponed because of safety or security factors.
(B) The inmate waives the 72-hour postponement.
(5) The inmate shall be permitted to contest the preliminary score or placement score in the hearing.
(6) Each inmate appearing before a classification committee shall be:
(A) Introduced to the committee members.
(B) Informed of the purpose of the hearing.
(C) Encouraged to participate in the hearing discussion.
(D) Informed of the committee's decision.
(7) Classification committee decisions shall be based on evaluation of available information and mutual agreement of the committee members.
(g) Every decision of a classification committee shall be documented on a CDC Form 128-G, Classification Chrono.
(1) All classification committee's documentation shall include, but not be limited to the following:
(A) The reason or purpose for the committee hearing.
(B) The action taken.
(C) The specific reasons for the action including the information upon which the decision was based.
(D) The inmate's stated preferred action, the reasons for the preference, and his/her agreement or disagreement with the committee action.
(E) If applicable, the use of any reasonable accommodation to ensure effective communication.
(F) If during the committee discussion, a member of the committee disagrees with a decision or the basis for a decision reached by the committee, he or she may provide language to the recorder to document his or her opinion for inclusion in the CDC Form 128-G.
(G) The reason(s) for the omission of any of the classification procedural safeguards identified in subsection 3375(f).
(H) If an in absentia hearing is held, reason(s) for the inmate being absent.
(I) The name, title, and signature of the committee's chairperson.
(J) The names and titles of staff who participated in the decision.
(K) The name, title, and signature of the committee's recorder.
(L) The date of the action.
(2) In addition to the preceding, documentation for transfer reviews shall also include the following:
(A) The inmate's requested transfer preference(s) and stated reason(s) for preferring that location.
(B) The institution to which the committee recommends transfer with an alternate recommendation, if different from those requested by the inmate, and the specific reasons for both recommendations.
(C) A statement of the inmate's work group upon transfer based on adverse on non-adverse transfer circumstances.
(3) When the inmate is treated under the mental health services delivery system (MHSDS) and is at the enhanced outpatient program (EOP) or the mental health crises bed (MHCB) level of care, regardless of the inmate's housing, a clinician is required as a committee member at all hearings. When the inmate is in segregated housing and treated under the MHSDS at any level of care a clinician is required as a committee member at all hearings. Documentation shall include, but not be limited to the following.
(A) The inmate's current medical/psychiatric status/level of care.
(B) MHSDS treatment needs.
(C) The inmate's ability to understand and participate in the classification hearing.
(4) In all hearings when the inmate is treated under the MHSDS and is housed in segregated housing, documentation shall include the requirements indicated in subsection 3375(g)(3) as well as the following:
(A) A clinical assessment of the inmate's likelihood of decompensation if retained in segregated housing.
(B) A summary of the clinical information provided by the clinician when an actively decompensating mentally ill inmate is recommended for transfer to a mental health program by the clinician and the decision of the committee is to retain the inmate in segregated housing.
(5) Documentation from each institution's initial classification reviews shall include the following case factors:
(A) Date of birth.
(B) Term Status (first, second, etc.)
(C) County(ies) of commitment.
(D) Commitment offense(s) (include parole revocation offense(s) resulting in good cause findings if a parole violator.)
(E) Length of sentence.
(F) When the inmate was received by the department for the current incarceration.
(G) County of last legal residence.
(H) Escape related conviction(s).
(I) Current or potential hold(s).
(J) Arson related arrest(s) or conviction(s).
(K) Sex-related arrest(s) or conviction(s) by date.
(L) The current placement score and security level.
(M) The reason(s) the inmate was transferred to the current location.
(N) Current eligibility status for special programs such as camp, minimum support facility, community correctional facility, community correctional reentry center, or restitution center. If not eligible, the reason for each shall be noted.
(O) Current assignments (including work group and privilege group).
(P) Enemy, gang, or disruptive group concerns.
(Q) The existence of, and committee review of, confidential information.
(R) Any medical/psychiatric/disability concerns, including tuberculosis tracking code and date of the most current documentation.
(h) An inmate shall be provided a copy of all nonconfidential staff documentation and reports placed in the inmate's central file.
(i) An inmate shall not remain at a institution/facility with a security level which is not consistent with the inmate's placement score unless approved by a classification staff representative (CSR) or a staff person designated to serve in that capacity.
(j) A CDC Form 839, (Rev. 12/02), CDC Classification Score Sheet, shall be prepared pursuant to section 3375.3 on each newly received felon.
(1) In completing the CDC Form 839, all relevant documents available during the reception center process shall be reviewed, the inmate shall be interviewed, informed of the purpose of the form, and be allowed to contest specific item scores and other case factors on the form. Factors for which documentation is absent or conflicting shall be discussed during the interview.
(2) The inmate is responsible for providing documentation to support their challenge of any information on the CDC Form 839.
(3) An effort shall be made to obtain verifiable documentation of all items on the CDC Form 839. The probation officer's report (POR) shall be the document of choice to resolve any conflicting information received. Credit shall be given only upon verifiable documentation and shall not be given based solely on an inmate's statements.
(4) A corrected CDC Form 839 shall be initiated when the inmate or another party presents verifiable documentation to support the change. When the change results in a placement score which falls into the range for a different facility security level, the inmate's case shall be referred to a CSR for transfer consideration.
(k) A CDC Form 840 (rev. 12/02), CDC Reclassification Score Sheet shall be prepared pursuant to section 3375.4 as part of the regular, continuous classification process. If an inmate's recalculated placement score is not consistent with the institution/facility security level where the inmate is housed, the case shall be presented to a CSR for transfer consideration.
(1) A CDC Form 840 shall be completed:
(A) Twelve months after the date that the inmate physically arrived in the reception center and annually thereafter.
(B) Any six-month period when favorable points are granted or unfavorable points are assessed which would cause the inmate's placement score to fall outside of the facility security level.
(C) Each time a case is presented to a CSR for placement consideration.
(2) A CDC Form 841 (Rev. 12/02), CDC Readmission Score Sheet, shall be completed pursuant to section 3375.5 as part of the readmission process when a parolee is returned to prison.

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ARTICLE 27 — MARRIAGES
Revised February 10, 1999

53010.1 Policy
PC 2601 provides that all persons sentenced to the Department have the right to marry. Unless legitimate penological interest would dictate otherwise, inmates shall be permitted to marry when they meet all legal and departmental requirements.

53010.2 Purpose
The purpose of this procedure is to provide guidelines for the processing of inmate marriage requests and the solemnization of marriages.

53010.3 Definition of Marriage
“Marriage” is defined in California Family Code (FC) 300, as follows:
“Marriage is a personal relation arising out of a civil contract between a man and a woman, to which the consent of the parties capable of making that contract is necessary. Consent alone does not constitute marriage. Consent must be followed by the issuance of a license and solemnization as authorized by (other provisions of this code).”

53010.4 Roles and Responsibilities
The FC sections relating to the issuance of marriage licenses and the solemnization and registration of marriages vary from county to county. In each county, the County Clerk is designated as a Commissioner of Civil Marriages and the County Recorder is the local registrar of marriages. These county officials may choose to deputize others to perform these functions. (Thus references in this section to County Clerk, County Recorder, or Commissioner of Civil Marriages include any deputies they may have designated or appointed.) The institution head (or designee) shall be responsible for ensuring that the facility adheres to the county’s marital guidelines as set forth by the Office of the County Clerk and the County Recorder within their respective jurisdiction.

53010.5 Legal Requirements for the Issuance of a Marriage License
Before marrying, the FC requires that a license be obtained from the County Clerk. Marriage licenses expire 90 days after issuance and must show the identity of the parties, their full names, places of residence, and ages. The County Clerk may issue a marriage license when all legal requirements have been met by the applicants, including payment of license fees. Marriage license applications require information regarding the parties State of birth, number of previous marriages and the manner and date of termination of the last marriage, usual occupation, years of education completed, and each party’s parents’ name and State of birth. This additional information is required by statute for the State’s Registrar of Vital Statistics, which registers marriages in this State. Both parties must appear together before the County Clerk with appropriate identification, including proof of age. The County Clerk may examine the applicants for a marriage license under oath to ascertain whether they meet the legal requirements. The County Clerk may send a Deputy Commissioner to a CDC facility, or deputize an employee of a CDC facility as a Deputy Commissioner to collect this information from an inmate, and ascertain if the inmate meets the legal requirements to obtain a marriage license. The FC prohibits granting of a marriage license if either applicant lacks the capacity to enter a valid marriage or is, at the time of making application for the license, under the influence of an intoxicating liquor or narcotic drug. A person lacks the capacity to marry if:

He/she is under age 18, unless that applicant has both the consent of his/her parent(s) and a court order granting him/her permission to marry.

He/she is already married to the other applicant. (A marriage license may not be issued to applicants who are already validly married either in California or in another State.)

He/she is already married to another person and no final dissolution has been entered. Such a marriage would be considered to be bigamous.

Note: The PC sets forth criminal penalties for persons who solemnize incestuous or other marriages forbidden by law.

Requirements for Confidential Marriages
The requirements for a confidential marriage are set forth in FC 500, which reads: "When an unmarried man and an unmarried woman, not minors, have been living together as husband and wife, they may be married...by a person authorized to solemnize a marriage..."

Procedures for Obtaining Confidential Marriage Licenses
The procedures for obtaining marriage licenses for confidential marriages are somewhat different. If either or both of the parties to be married is physically
unable to appear in person before the County Clerk, the FC requires the County Clerk to issue a confidential marriage license to the person solemnizing the marriage upon that person’s presenting an affidavit to the County Clerk, signed by the person and the parties to be married, explaining the reason for the inability to appear. The FC also requires County Clerks to issue confidential marriage licenses to approved notaries public who pay the license fees and who are reimbursed by the applicants for these fees.

Note: The County Clerk has the authority to approve, for a limited term, a notary public to authorize confidential marriages. This person may be an employee of the CDC facility. The notary public is required to attend a specified course of instruction, and pay a fee. This approval is subject to suspension in specified situations. (Refer to FC 530 through 536 for other applicable provisions.)

• Since confidential marriages are permissible only when the applicants have been living together as husband and wife, the applicants must understand they are stating under penalty of perjury that they have been living together as husband and wife. As with other marriage licenses, a confidential marriage license issued by the County Clerk is valid only for a period of 90 days after its issuance, but unlike other licenses, a confidential marriage license may only be used in the county in which it was issued.

The form for the confidential marriage license is different from a conventional marriage license and includes a certificate of marriage that is used in solemnizing the marriage.
There is a statutory fee for filing of confidential marriage certificates that must be paid when the license is issued.

53010.6 Solemnization of Marriages

Marriages, whether conventional or confidential, may be solemnized at a CDC facility by any of the following:

• A priest, minister, or rabbi of any religious denomination. This may include a facility chaplain, or a person not employed by CDC who is chosen by the parties and who is able to obtain gate clearance.

• Staff may contact the inmate’s religious denomination to determine whether the non-CDC clergy is ordained to solemnize marriages. The denomination’s decision shall be accepted. During contact with representatives of the inmate's religious denomination, staff shall be cautious to avoid making any statements or implications regarding the inmate’s religious or secular qualification or responsibilities.

• A current or former State or federal justice, judge, or magistrate.

• A current or retired Commissioner of Civil Marriages.

• An official of a nonprofit religious institution, whose articles of incorporation are registered with the Secretary of State, and who has been licensed by the county to solemnize the marriages of persons affiliated with, or members of that religious institution. The official must possess the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy and must perform religious services or rites for that religious institution on a regular basis. These marriages shall be performed without fee to the parties.

• The FC provides that the requirements for solemnization do not apply to members of religious societies or denominations that do not have clergy to solemnize marriages. However, the FC requires that members of such groups make, sign, and attach to the marriage license, a statement showing:

• The religious society or denomination of the parties and that the marriage was entered into in accordance with the rules and customs of that society or
denomination.

• The fact, time, and place of entering into the marriage.

• The signatures and residential addresses of two witnesses to the ceremony.

Presentation of License

Statutes mandate that the person solemnizing the marriage require the presentation of the marriage license before solemnizing the marriage. Not to do so subjects that person to criminal penalties. The license is part of the certificate of registry given to marriage license applicants by the County Clerk.

Form of Ceremony

The FC does not require any particular form for the marriage ceremony, although it does require that the parties declare, in the presence of the person solemnizing the marriage and witnesses, that they take each other as husband and wife.

Witnesses

The FC requires, for conventional but not for confidential marriages, at least one witness other than the person solemnizing the marriage. There are no specific qualifications for witnesses. Those religious groups who do not have clergy to solemnize marriages (see above) must have two witnesses.

53010.7 Authentication of Marriages

When a couple obtains a marriage license, they also receive a certificate of registry of marriage. The purpose of registering a marriage is to provide a permanent record of the marriage for the State Registrar of Vital Statistics. This certificate must be presented to the person solemnizing the marriage along with the license. That person completes the certificate, signs it, and has at least one witness (for conventional marriages) sign it and record his or her address. For confidential marriages, the confidential marriage license (including certificate) obtained from the county clerk is filled out by the parties to the marriage and authenticated by the person solemnizing the marriage. The form is printed in duplicate and a copy is required to be given to the parties at the time of the ceremony. The person solemnizing the marriage is also required to give the parties an application to obtain a certified copy of the certificate, which shall be filled out and returned to the county clerk by the person solemnizing the marriage.The person who solemnized the marriage is required by statute to return the marriage license and the completed certificate of registry to the county recorder in the county in which the license was issued within 30 days after the ceremony. The statutory fee for filing confidential marriage certificates should have been paid at the time the license was issued by the county clerk. Failure to file the license and certificate within this time frame may subject that person to criminal penalties. The original certificate is forwarded to the State Registrar of Vital Statistics. If a copy of the marriage certificate is requested by the couple, the person solemnizing the marriage shall issue a ceremonial marriage certificate showing the fact, date, place of the marriage, names and residences of witnesses, and the name and official position of the person solemnizing the marriage. Such certificate has no official significance, but serves primarily as a memento.

53010.8 Processing the Marriage Request

The inmate's caseworker or a staff member designated by the facility head shall process the marriage request.

Processing the marriage request shall include:

Checking all available data on the inmate's current marital status.

Notifying the inmate of the legal requirements and assistance available in gathering documents and developing marriage plans. When necessary, this shall include verifying the recognized standing of a requested clergy.

Obtaining approval from the facility administrator for:

• The date and location of wedding.

• The allowance of up to two inmates and ten non-inmates, not including the officiant, bride and groom. Inmate guests may attend only if their Inmate

Work Incentive Program is not interrupted.
Furnishing necessary information to the County Clerk or clergy. At the request of the County Clerk, the staff member facilitating the marriage may arrange for an evaluation by a CDC psychiatrist to determine the inmate's mental competency.
Coordinating staff efforts necessary to perform the marriage when the wedding plan is approved by the institution head or designee for:

• Gate clearance of outside guests.

• Gate clearance of outside clergy.

• Arrangements for wedding photographs.

53010.9 Pastoral Duties/Officiating at Marriages
Facility chaplains may officiate the marriage. However, the facility chaplain, by virtue of their religious affiliation, shall establish the criteria which shall be met by the applicants if the facility chaplain is to officiate. Facility chaplains shall provide the criteria to their supervisors.

53010.10 Revisions
The Deputy Director, Institutions Division, shall ensure that the content of this section is accurate and current.
__________________________________________________ ______________________________________

Title 15: Article 1.5. Inmate Marriages
3216. Marriages.

(a) Inmate marriages shall be permitted in accordance with the provisions
of law and these regulations.
(b) The inmate’s marriage request shall be processed by the inmate’s
caseworker or other staff person designated by the institution head who
shall provide all necessary information to the office of the county clerk or
clergyperson.
(c) Inmate marriages shall be solemnized at the institution/facility by an
individual authorized to solemnize marriages, as designated in Family
Code Sections 400 and 402.
(d) For the purpose of this section, a chaplain shall mean those persons
defined in section 3000. Institution/facility chaplains may solemnize
inmate marriages. Institution/facility chaplains, if designated, shall be
required to process the request or facilitate a marriage. Institution/facility
chaplains shall establish religious criteria to be met by the inmates and this
criteria shall be provided by the chaplains to their supervisors.
(e) Attendance at a marriage ceremony shall be limited to the bride,
groom, two inmate guests, the official solemnizing the ceremony, and ten
non-inmate guests. Inmate guests may attend only if their Inmate Work
Incentive Program schedules are not interrupted.

NOTE: Authority cited: section 5058, Penal Code. Reference: Sections
2601(f) and 5054, Penal Code; and Sections 300, 350-359, 400-402, and
500, Family Code.
HISTORY:
1. New article 1.5 (section 3216) and section filed 1-11-99; operative 2-10-99 (Register 99, No 3).day.
4. Certificate of Compliance as to 6-30-95 order transmitted to OAL
11-22-95 and filed 1-8-96 (Register 96, No. 2). 5. New subsection(g) filed 1-2-98 as an emergency; operative 1-2-98 (Register 98, No. 1). Pursuant to Penal code section 5058(e), a Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 6-11-98 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day. 6. Certificate of Compliance as to 1-2-98 order transmitted to OAL 6-9-98 and filed 7-21-98 (Register 98, No. 30). 7. Amendment of article heading section heading and subsections(a) and
(d) filed 7-24-2002; operative 8-23-2002 (Register 2002, No. 30).


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Inmate Canteen Purchases

In order for your loved one that is incarcerated to have basic items they must have access to canteen purchases each month. Items available for monthly canteen purchases or ‘store’ are things like but not limited to toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, food and beverages. To have money on their books to purchase items inmates may earn money to purchase these items if they have a job or loved ones on the outside may send money in for the inmate. Keep in mind that if you send money in, and the inmate is owing restitution, currently the percentage removed from any monies sent in is 55%.

Here is a list of how much an inmate may spend per month by Privilege Group:


Privilege Group A
Maximum monthly canteen draw as authorized by the director ($180.00)

Privilege Group B
One-half the maximum monthly canteen draw as authorized by the director ($90.00)

Privilege Group C
One-fourth the maximum monthly canteen draw as authorized by the director ($45.00)

Privilege Group D
One-fourth the maximum monthly canteen draw as authorized by the director ($45.00)

Privilege Group U
One-half of the maximum monthly canteen draw as authorized by the director ($90.00)


For further explanation of Privilege Groups please refer to the following link: Inmate Quarterly and Special Purchase Packages/Books and Magazines/Privilege Groups

For a complete explanation on Inmate Canteen, please refer to the California Code of Regulations PDF File (pages 56-57)

TITLE 15. Crime Prevention And Corrections
Division 3. Department of Corrections
Chapter 1. Rules and Regulations of the Director of Corrections
Subchapter 2. Inmate Resources
Article 1. Canteens

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Default Locating Wards of the Division of Juvenile Justice

1) If you are trying to locate a ward who has been committed to the Division of Juvenile Justice, please follow these instructions:
Family members, friends, or other interested parties wishing to locate an individual detained in the DJJ are requested to do the following:
  1. Write a letter to the individual in question
  2. Place the letter in an envelope with your return address, addresses as follows:
  • FIRST LINE: Ward's full name and birth date
  • SECOND LINE: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Division of Juvenile Justice
  • THIRD LINE: P.O. Box 239018
  • FOURTH LINE: Attention Ward Mail
  • FIFTH LINE: Sacramento, CA 95823-9018
The Master File Unit will then locate the ward and forward your letter. It is the ward's responsibility to respond to the questions in your letter. If the letter is returned to you unopened, the ward has not been located within the DJJ based on the information you provided.
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