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


Grade:Facilities:
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

OUR DEMANDS

#1

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.

#4

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

#2

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

#5

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

#3

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.

#6

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

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