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California’s Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) is developing new critical statewide regulations for county jails. The Adult Titles 15 and 24 Regulations cover a wide range of areas for how counties should operate and design these jails. A few relevant areas include:

  • Education and recreation
  • Grievance processes
  • Visitation practices 

Click here to learn more about the BSCC’s revisions process.

We urgently need to strengthen these regulations, given the danger to those confined in jails. Recent news reports have highlighted “a deadly crisis” within California’s jails, including:

The BSCC has created an executive steering committee (ESC) to oversee this revisions process. This ESC has subsequently developed a series of subject matter workgroups (see Table 1). These workgroups will meet over the coming months to discuss these regulations and recommend any updates to the ESC. Eventually the ESC will pass along these revisions to the BSCC’s 13-person oversight board for approval.

To learn more about this critical opportunity, please contact CJCJ’s Director of Policy and Development Brian Goldstein at brian@cjcj.org.

Table 1. Titles 15 and 24 Subject Matter Workgroups

Subject Matter Workgroup

Meeting Date

Meeting Links

Administration

Contact: kim.moule@bscc.ca.gov

TBD

Pending

Programs & Services

Contact: tim.mcwilliams@bscc.ca.gov

9/29/20

Link

Minors in Detention

Contact: Eloisa.tuitama@bscc.ca.gov

9/16/20

Link

Nutritional Health

Contact: Allison.ganter@bscc.ca.gov

TBD

Pending

Environmental Health

Contact: Allison.ganter@bscc.ca.gov

TBD

Pending

Physical Plant (Title 24)

Contact: Michael.bush@bscc.ca.gov

10/20 & 10/21/20

Pending

Temporary Holding Facilities & Type I Facilities

Contact: dale.miller@bscc.ca.gov

9/23 & 9/24/20

Link

Safe Release of Inmates/Transportation & Discipline

Contact: steven.wicklander@bscc.ca.gov

10/19/2020

10/26 & 10/27/2020

Link

 

Source: Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC). 2020. Adult Titles 15 and 24 Regulations Revision. At: http://www.bscc.ca.gov/adult-titles-15-and-24-regulations-revision/.

Keywords: Brian Goldstein, BSCC, California, jail, Title 15 and 24

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