California Eliminates Copayments in Prisons and Jails

SACRAMENTO, CA - Governor Gavin Newsom today signed AB 45 which permanently bans California state prisons and county jails from charging incarcerated people copayments for medical and dental visits, and from charging for medically necessary equipment like artificial limbs, dentures, hearing aids, artificial eyes, etc. This will go into effect January 1, 2020.

Sentence Reducing Credits for Youth Offenders

SACRAMENTO, CA - California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed AB 965 by Assemblymember Mark Stone (D- Monterey Bay) which allows incarcerated individuals who were under the age of 26 at the time of their controlling offense to benefit from the opportunities provided under Proposition 57. This legislation will take effect January 1, 2020.