Attorney General File #: 2006-014
California Prisoner Rehabilitation Act. (Amendment #1-S)
March 21, 2006
This measure changes the conditions under which inmates may participate in family visiting. Three of the changes would limit the number of inmates who could participate in family visits, while one change would expand the number of inmates who could participate in such visits. The provisions that would reduce the number of inmates eligible for family visits are the requirements that participating inmates (1) have a high school diploma or equivalent, (2) undergo random drug tests, and (3) participate in Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous (AA/NA) if the prison provides these programs. The provision that would potentially increase the number of eligible inmates is one that allows lifers to participate in family visiting.