NARSOL Board of Directors . . . In 2016, California enacted a new penal code section that extended overnight family visitation to prisoners serving life sentences. But, through its rule-making process, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has unilaterally proposed excluding prisoners convicted of sexually-based offenses from enjoying these new privileges. NARSOL strongly protests this blanket exclusion which was not included in the new statute.
NARSOL is proactive when it comes to issues of blatant discrimination against people who have been convicted of a sexually-based offense. So, when California’s Correctional System announced its intent to distort the will of its own state legislature by amending the application of a bill allowing overnight family visitation by excluding sex offenders, NARSOL responded to a call for comments.
Today, we released this statement to the media making clear our stance on such behavior and calling on the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to abolish such blanket restrictions.