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Old 05-16-2020, 09:11 AM
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Default Good News from CDCR via Ralph Diaz

Received the following info this morning from another criminal justice reform group I belong to. I think California needs to make some serious changes to it's spending and it will affect the sentences of some of our loved ones. I will post more as I receive it:


Via The Place4Grace.org...
Just wanted to share that on the call with Sec. Diaz today. He confirmed:
There will be an increase of good time earning credit. It is being drafted now and will go out for comment right away.
TWO prisons will be completely shut down over the next two years. Although he refused to name them, we know that CRC Norco has been slated for closure for years. So it will likely be one.
DJJ will completely shutter it's doors, with youth being transferred to local counties under Probation control.
Juvenile Parole Board will remain intact. Youth over 18 will go to VSP Youth Offender Program.
All private contracts are ending by end of month.
Reducing Reception to 30 days total.
Convert some reception to GP.
Consolidating 8 fire camps.
Increase video capabilities for court for both incarcerated individuals and staff.
24 month cap on parole!
Lifer parole should see early discharges.
Parolee outpatient clinics eliminated
College expansion eliminated
Tattoo removal eliminated
Visit expansion eliminated
Diaz said that the "Nation has been brought to it's knees in 60 days".


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Old 05-16-2020, 10:42 AM
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**Reducing Reception to 30 days total.***




wow. Wish that was in place for my hub. He spent 13 MONTHS in reception.
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Please do. Have to believe this is all about $$$$. Gov Newsom has to figure out how to reduce what had been over $200B budget plan in January to $150B budget now. Newsom might be optimistic thinking he will even have $150B. Everything in Cali is going to have massive cuts. Diaz has maaybe been told his budget, which had been around $14B, now has to take billions of $ of cuts.

These are Emergency Regulations being drafted for comment? I hope so. This may be an opportunity.
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It was in this morning's paper. Almost exactly as you post. The closing of 2 prisons was "in coming years". It did not specifically say in 2 years.

Newsom was quoted as saying it was due to pending massive budget cuts and "philosophy". Like it's something they wanted to do anyway. Sure...

John Moorlach welcomed the cuts and suggested it would be cheaper to increase the use of private prisons. It was not clear he was implying "also" using more private prisons that or using more private prisons instead of closing prisons. He also commented that this will imperil unionized prison employees and that prisons are often remote communities major employer - which is true. He was suggesting this could threaten those entire communities. Moorlach has authority and some say in what happens.
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John Moorlach welcomed the cuts and suggested it would be cheaper to increase the use of private prisons.
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John Moorlach . . . He also commented that this will imperil unionized prison employees and that prisons are often remote communities major employer - which is true. He was suggesting this could threaten those entire communities. Moorlach has authority and some say in what happens.
This perspective makes my blood boil. The purpose of a prison is not to provide employment opportunities. We don't sacrifice people's freedom, sanity, and lives to sustain a community. Those are economic issues that are not the responsibility of someone who broke the law in a time and place unrelated to the community where they end up being held.

Of course, we hear it from COs and I understand the thinking. But it's wrong, and for someone (a state senator, no less) to state it as a factor to consider in plans to close prisons and release people, for whatever reason, turns my stomach and scares me. It's hideous.

I'm really glad to hear this news from Sec. Diaz, though.
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Hi, could you give me the name of the newspaper where you saw the article? I'm not finding it online... Thanks!
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I read it in the Orange County Register. You have to subscribe to the paper online to access it. Article was written by Don Thompson of the AP. Here is the AP link to the story:

https://apnews.com/d5a49cd4495edd46f7f4654b282a9a52
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I read it in the Orange County Register. You have to subscribe to the paper online to access it. Article was written by Don Thompson of the AP. Here is the AP link to the story:

https://apnews.com/d5a49cd4495edd46f7f4654b282a9a52
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