Valley State Prison Inmate Family Council

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PROP 57

FINAL PROP 57
REGULATIONS

In November 2016, California voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 57 (64% to 35%) to enhance public safety, stop the revolving door of crime by emphasizing rehabilitation, and prevent federal courts from releasing inmates.

Under Proposition 57, CDCR incentivizes inmates to take responsibility for their own rehabilitation with credit-earning opportunities for sustained good behavior, as well as in-prison program and activities participation. Proposition 57 also moves up parole consideration of nonviolent offenders who have served the full-term of the sentence for their primary offense and who demonstrate that their release to the community would not pose an unreasonable risk of violence to the community. These changes will lead to improved inmate behavior and a safer prison environment for inmates and staff alike, and give inmates skills and tools to be more productive members of society once they complete their incarceration and transition to supervision.
Final Proposition 57 regulations were approved for permanent adoption by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) and filed with the Secretary of State’s Office on May 1, 2018.

CDCR ISSUES AMENDED
PROP. 57 REGULATIONS  

Beginning today, August 1, new credit earning opportunities take effect under PROP 57.  Now, everyone in prison (except people on death row or serving an LWOP sentence) can:
1. Earn up to 12 weeks off their sentence per year for completing Milestone programs,
2. Earn up to 4 weeks off their sentence per year for participating in Inmate Leisure Time Activity Groups (ILTAGs),
3. Earn one-time retroactive credits for earning a HS diploma or GED (3 months) or for earning an AA, BA, 
    Postgraduate degree, or Offender Mentor Certification Program (6 months).

For details, read the full draft regulations here:

posted 08-01-2017

PROP 57 INFORMATIONAL VIDEO

This video gives an overview of the changes that are taking place within CDCR. Please watch.

Posted 04-10-2017

PROP 57 REGULATIONS

Proposed Prop 57 regulations have finally been released!  You can view them by clicking the links below:
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CDCR website (includes helpful summaries in the links along the right side of the page)

posted 03-25-2017