Update 10.6. 2021: Today, AB 292 was signed into law by the governor.
Assembly Bill 292 was introduced by Asm. Mark Stone. This bill is a re-do of AB 3160 that was dropped in 2020 due to the pandemic. This bill seeks to eliminate common barriers to programming such as; long waitlists, frequent transfers, and inflexible work schedules that conflict with program availability, while also ensuring that programming continues during lockdowns. This bill also seeks to offer more Good Conduct credits to incarcerated folks.
Co-Sponsors of AB 292 include: Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Initiate Justice, Re:Store Justice, Transformative In-Prison Workgroup
For a summary of what the bill does and does not do: click here.