CDCR Report Card

Overall CDCR GradeD2.44
Access to PPE for people who are incarcerated D2.58
• Access to masks: “incarcerated people have to make their own masks, but are provided materials”3.80
• Access to hand soap: “some incarcerated people are provided with sufficient state-issued hand soap, but it is inconsistent”3.50
• Access to hand sanitizer: “in areas where hand-washing is not available, there is no hand sanitizer most of the time”1.99
• Access to gloves: “it is very difficult for anyone inside the facility (even workers) to have access to gloves”2.03
Access to testing and medical services for people who are incarceratedD-2.13
• Access to COVID-19 testing: “most people who request testing do not get it, or it takes a long time”2.10
• Access to medical services: “since the COVID-19 outbreak, it has become harder to access medical care”2.17
Social distance and quarantine measures for people who are incarceratedD2.68
• Social distancing procedures: “social distancing is hard to achieve because of overcrowding”2.24
• Enforcement of social distancing and health procedures: “incarcerated people are written up if they do not follow health or social distancing procedure”2.73
• Quarantine procedures: “sometimes people who are sick are quarantined and tested, sometimes they are not”3.18
• Facility transfer procedures: “people who are transferred are usually not screened or quarantined”2.58
Staff observance of COVID-19 safety measuresD-2.35
• Staff use of masks: “most staff do not wear masks and the facility does not enforce mask policy”2.71
• Staff observance of social distancing: “social distancing is hard to achieve because staff do not usually follow procedure” 2.24
• Staff transparency/attitude toward COVID-19: “staff is somewhat rude and dishonest about COVID-19-related questions”2.11
Access to programming and phone callsD2.44
• Access to programming preserved: “all programming has been shut down and no one can access programs”1.80
• Access to phone calls preserved: “program has been modified and phone calls are only accessible once or twice per week”3.08

C-California City Correctional Facility
D+California Men’s Colony | California State Prison, Solano | Calipatria State Prison | Correctional Training Facility | Folsom State Prison | High Desert State Prison | Mule Creek State Prison
DAvenal State Prison | California Healthcare Facility, Stockton | California Institution for Men | California Medical Facility | California State Prison, Corcoran | California State Prison, Los Angeles County | California State Prison, Sacramento | Centinela State Prison | Chuckawalla Valley State Prison | Deuel Vocational Institution | Ironwood State Prison | North Kern State Prison | RJ Donovan Correctional Facility | Salinas Valley State Prison | Sierra Conservation Center | Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran | Valley State Prison | Wasco State Prison
D-California Correctional Center | California Correctional Institution | California Rehabilitation Center | Kern Valley State Prison | Pelican Bay State Prison | San Quentin State Prison
FCalifornia Institution for Women | Central California Women’s Facility | Pleasant Valley State Prison



Governor Newsom and CDCR must grant large-scale releases and drastically reduce the overall prison population to below 50% of current capacity – as outlined by HealthCare experts at UCSF and UC Berkeley.


Continuous COVID-19 testing must be available to all incarcerated people and staff rapidly and on a regular basis.


These large-scale releases must be granted without categorical exclusions based on convictions.


CDCR must allow programming and credit-earning to occur during the pandemic. Virtually all programs have been sidelined since the outbreak in March.


Governor Newsom and CDCR must continue to halt all transfers between prisons and intake from county jails. Transfers to ICE must also be discontinued immediately.


Since family visits have been cut off in March, CDCR must increase access to phones, JPAY emails, and tele-visiting options.