Action Alert
Demand Critical Fixes to New Rules for California Prisons

California voters spoke loud and clear when they passed Prop. 57, the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016: our prisons need to give people more opportunities to gain practical skills, further their education, and reintegrate into society. Voters know that people who are empowered with more skills and knowledge are more successful at breaking the cycle of incarceration.

It’s common sense: rehabilitation promotes community safety and wellbeing by ensuring better outcomes for people who return to society.

The fight didn't end with the passage of Prop. 57 — we are only halfway there. Now the agency that runs California prisons needs to apply the law the right way. 

Before Prop. 57 was passed, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) wrote rules punishing people who were already doing rehabilitative and educational programming. These proposed regulations would unfairly limit access to parole consideration, and would exclude young people for no reason at all.

There's still time to make a difference. Please use this form to demand that the CDCR fixes their draft rules.

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Voters gave the California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (CDCR) a clear mandate when we passed Prop. 57. I am writing to express my concern that the CDCR's recently announced draft regulations don't cut it.
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