Category Archives: Legislative News and Updates

Prop 57 – Time is running out!


UPDATED!!!  Sample letters were updated to correct some errors. Please download samples again!

The Public Comment period for Prop 57 changes is over on September 1st, 2017 at 5:00pm. Your help is needed to make sure CDCR knows how important it is to make changes to the Prop 57 regulations!

SIFC has tried to make it easy for you to provide feedback. Attached are the names and addresses of your Senators and Assembly Members, sample letters to each, and a sample letter to the Office of Administrative Law who receives all the public comment.

It is vitally important that you are heard! Your Loved Ones are depending on you. Please send in your comments today!

Prop_57_2017-2018 Assembly Roster

Prop_57_2017-2018 Senator Roster






Proposition 57 Emergency Regulations have been released

On Friday, March 24, CDCR filed Emergency Regulations with the Office of Administrative Law to codify changes in Credit Earning per Proposition 57. To review the proposed legislation, click HERE.

Concurrent to the regulations being released, CDCR sent an open letter to all inmates with information regarding these changes.  This letter is posted for inmates at their prisons. Click the link to read. LETTER TO INMATES – PROP 57 AND OTHER CHANGES

Additional information can be found on the CDCR website as well at:

As additional information is received, it will be posted to this website…


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