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Welcome to the California Statewide Inmate Family Council website! This site is used to share information with local IFC’s across the state, as well as families and friends of Incarcerated Loved Ones throughout the state.

2017-2018 Public Safety Budget Proposal and Prop 57 changes

On January 10th, the Governor released his budget proposal for the next fiscal year (2017-2018). As a part of that budget proposal, there is a Public Safety Summary which outlines the changes CDCR is making. Prop 57 was passed by the voters in November and the Summary outlines how CDCR is proposing to implement Prop 57.  PublicSafetyBudgetSummary2017

At a high level, the changes are as follows:

  • Parole Eligibility for Non-violent Offenders
  • Increase in Credit Earning Opportunities for Inmates
    • Increase and standardize Good Time Credits (percentage reduction)
    • Increase Milestone Credits from 6 to 12 weeks per year.  Allow Milestones for all Inmates except LWOP and Condemned
    • New, Enhanced Milestone Credits for significant accomplishments such as GED, Associate’s degree, Bachelor’s degree, Offender Mentor Certification, and Career Technical Education certification
    • New Achievement Credits up to 4 weeks for sustained participation in other rehabilitative programs and activities
    • Credits earned by Life term inmates will apply towards Minimum Eligible Parole Date (MEPD)
  • New Long-term Offender Program at RJ Donovan
  • Expand Pre-employment Transitions Program
  • Expand Offender Mentor Certification Program
  • Expand Programs and College Courses in the evening
  • Add More Transitional Housing for Long-term and Life Inmates
  • New California Leadership Academy for Youth Offenders

Save the date!!! SIFC is having another training session!!!

When: October 21-22, 2016
Where: Vacaville, CA

Come listen, participate and learn!
An Effective and Powerful Local IFC’s is what you want!
Learn how to empower your Local IFC to make things happen.
Are you new and want to learn how to make things happen?
Are you a veteran and want to know what more you can do?
We have something for everyone.
PLUS- listen to top headquarters officials talk about new practices and answer your questions.

See attached registration flyer, agenda and maps for the location.  SIFC Fall Training Agenda (Vacaville)  Registration Form

We look forward to seeing you!