Voice your thoughts on the Prop. 57 Regulations!

Providing Public Comment on the Proposition 57 Emergency Regulations – The Proposition 57 Emergency Regulations have been released, and you can let CDCR know what you think! While there is much to be happy about, there are also areas of concern, such as the fact that many of the new credits are NOT retroactive. You may also have serious concerns about insufficient programming throughout California's prisons.

During this public comment period, you have a chance to voice your thoughts and concerns, and help others voice their thoughts and concerns in letters to CDCR.

PLEASE follow the steps below to learn how to write and submit these letters.

Step 1: Go to: http://fairsentencingforyouth.org/take-action/

Step 2: Select option number 2 where it says: Prop 57 Regulations Sample Letter with Instructions.

Step 3: Read through the presentation that says: Getting Our Voices Heard! Prop 57 Rulemaking,

Step 4: Click on the link that says: Prop 57 Regulations Sample Letter with Instructions.

These are PDF’s that will download to their computers. Very carefully follow these instructions!

CA FWD: Union Training Partnership Aims to Give Formerly Incarcerated More Than a Job

When Thomas Reese III was 15 years old, he made a poor decision that led to an 18 years to life sentence. After 17-1/2 years, he was released and needed to get his life on track. He found construction work, which kept him and his family afloat, but didn’t provide benefits or job security.

The Sacramento Bee: Group Founded by 'Hangover' Producer Aims to Reform Sacramento's Juvenile Offenders

At the age of 11, West Sacramento native Michael Rizo first entered the juvenile justice system after he stole something from his neighbor’s yard. “I started messing up around elementary school, just started getting influenced by negative people,” Rizo said. 

ARC's Statement on Excessive Police Violence

On July 6 and 7, 2016, the world witnessed the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, adding to the growing list of African-Americans who have been killed by excessive and unnecessary force at the hands of law enforcement.  Their names have also been added to the growing list of African-Americans whose deaths have been captured by cell phone video and shared across the globe via social media.