Proposition 57 – Public Comment Period Officially Begins

Last November, California voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 57 to enhance public safety, stop the revolving door of crime by emphasizing rehabilitation, and prevent federal courts from releasing inmates. Proposition 57 includes an increase in credit-earning opportunities for participation in in-prison programs and activities, as well as parole consideration for nonviolent offenders.

Effective July 14, 2017, the public comment period officially begins for the Proposition 57 regulations. The public comment period will be for a minimum of 45 days. To be considered by the department, comments must be submitted to California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) before the close of the comment period. To view the regulations, please visit: Proposition 57 Regulations

Any person may submit their comments to the CDCR in a variety of ways. All written comments must be received by the close of the public comment period September 1, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Mail:  California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Regulation and Policy Management Branch
P.O. Box 942883
Sacramento, CA 94283-0001

Fax: (916) 324-6075


Public Hearing Information
The purpose of the hearing is to receive oral comments about this action. It is not a forum to debate the proposed regulations. No decision regarding the permanent adoption of these regulations will be rendered at this hearing. Written or facsimile comments submitted during the prescribed comment period are given the same significance and weight as oral comments presented at the hearing. This hearing site is accessible to the mobility impaired.

Date and Time: September 1, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Location: Department of Water Resources Building Auditorium
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

For information about CDCR, please call the Office of External Affairs at (916) 445-4950.