Dahle opposes CDCR plan to expand early release credits for inmates

Senator Brian Dahle opposes the early release of felons.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is proposing to make temporary emergency regulations permanent that expanded early release credits for felons.

This is outrageous! I do not support this and wanted to inform you.

If made permanent, inmates serving a prison sentence for a “serious” or “violent” felony could earn up to 33 percent off their sentence, up from 20 percent under the prior regulations. Inmates sentenced under the Three Strikes law who are serving a sentence that is not a “serious” or “violent” felony could earn up to 66 percent off their sentence, up from the 50 percent maximum permitted under the prior regulations and the 20 percent permitted by statute.

As part of the consideration process, the public is encouraged to voice support or opposition to making these regulations permanent directly to the CDCR. Public comment period ends on April 13, 2022. Send written comments via email to RPMB@cdcr.ca.gov or by mail to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Regulation and Policy Management Branch, P.O. Box 942883, Sacramento, CA 94283-0001.

Written comments must be received or postmarked no later than April 13, 2022. They must include the rule number, NCR 22-03, OAL Notice File No. Z2022-0215-10/

public hearing regarding these proposed regulations will be held on April 14, 2022. The teleconference will open to the public at 10 a.m. If you would like to participate, you can call in at (877) 411-9748. When prompted, enter participant code 6032676.