AB 1226

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2023-2024 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 18, 2023
  • Senate
  • Governor

Corrections: Placement of incarcerated persons.


Existing law requires the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to conduct assessments and examinations of all inmates who are newly committed to a state prison that include investigation of all pertinent circumstances of the person's life, including, but not limited to, data regarding the inmate's history of substance abuse, medical and mental health, education, family background, criminal activity, and social functioning. Existing law requires the Secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to assign a prisoner to the institution of the appropriate security level and gender population nearest the prisoner's home, unless other classification factors make such a placement unreasonable. This bill, for an incarcerated person with a parent and child relationship with a child under 18 years of age, as specified, or who is a guardian or relative caregiver of a child, as defined, would require the secretary to place the person in the correctional institution or facility that is located nearest to the primary place of residence of the person's child, provided that the placement would be suitable and appropriate, would facilitate increased contact between the person and their child, and the incarcerated parent gives their consent to the placement. The bill would authorize the department to reevaluate an incarcerated person's placement to determine whether existing orders should be modified, including whether the person's child has moved to a place significantly nearer to an otherwise suitable and appropriate institution. The bill would allow an incarcerated person to request a review of their housing assignment when there is a change in the primary place of residence of the person's child upon which the person's housing assignment was based.

Bill Sponsors (2)



May 31, 2023


Referred to Com. on PUB S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB S.

May 18, 2023


In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.


Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 70. Noes 0.)

May 04, 2023


Ordered to third reading.


From Consent Calendar.

Apr 27, 2023


Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.

Apr 26, 2023


From committee: Do pass. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 16. Noes 0.) (April 26).

Mar 28, 2023


From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (March 28). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

Mar 23, 2023


Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Mar 22, 2023


From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on PUB. S. Read second time and amended.

Mar 02, 2023


Referred to Com. on PUB. S.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on PUB. S.

Feb 17, 2023


From printer. May be heard in committee March 19.

Feb 16, 2023


Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
02/16/23 - Introduced PDF
03/22/23 - Amended Assembly PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
03/27/23- Assembly Public Safety PDF
04/24/23- Assembly Appropriations PDF


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