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Legislation & Advocacy

“We have a right to protest for what is right. That’s all we can do. There are people hurting, there are people suffering, so we have an obligation, a mandate, to do something.”
— John Lewis

SB 1008: The Keep Families Connected Act (Becker) 

 the Keep Families Connected Act, by Senator Josh Becker. SB 1008 would make all communication services— including phone calls, video calls, and electronic messaging—free in all county jails, juvenile halls, and state prisons in California, thereby eliminating predatory communications costs for incarcerated people and their loved ones. 

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SB 1139: Humane Health Care (Kamlager) 

SB 1139 – Humane Health Care: disallows CDCR from charging incarcerated folks to access their medical records. It also implements a format of guided steps and tools to ensure that health care services offered by CDCR are humane.

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