Attorney General No.
06-0014, Amdt. #1-S
Secretary of State No.
Requires Director of Corrections to permit all prison inmates, except those inmates condemned to die or assigned to reception centers or administrative segregation/security housing units, to participate in prison system’s family visiting program, provided that inmates: (1) have or obtain high school diploma or equivalent; (2) agree to random drug testing; and (3) agree to participate in available Alcoholics Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous program. Requires inmates be given annual opportunity to take high school equivalency test. Limits denial of family visits as disciplinary measure. Incorporates existing legal restrictions on child victim visits to inmates. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: Potential state costs of as much as a couple tens of millions of dollars in the long term, primarily in one-time costs for the construction of additional family visiting units in prisons. (SA2006RF0014.)
Failed to Qualify
Inmates. Family Visitation. Initiative Statute. California Initiative 1218 (2006).