2009 California Penal Code - Section 6270-6275 :: Chapter 9.8. Reentry Program FacilitiesPENAL CODE
6270. The Legislature finds and declares the following: (a) The continuity of services provided both before and after an inmate's release on parole will improve the parolee's opportunity for successful reintegration into society. (b) Placing an inmate in a secure correctional facility within the community prior to parole into that community provides the opportunity for both parole officers and local law enforcement personnel to better coordinate supervision of that parolee. 6271. (a) The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is authorized to construct, establish, and operate reentry program facilities throughout the state that will house up to 6,000 inmates. These facilities shall be secure facilities of up to 500 beds each, house inmates within one year of being released or rereleased from custody, and, to the extent possible, be sited in urban locations. (b) Reentry program facilities shall only be established in a city, county, or city and county that requests a reentry program facility, and the proposed location of the facility shall be identified by the city, county, or city and county. 6271.1. (a) The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is authorized to construct, establish, and operate reentry program facilities throughout the state that will house up to an additional 10,000 inmates, as provided for in subdivision (c) of Section 15819.41 of the Government Code. These facilities shall be secure facilities of up to 500 beds each, be for inmates within one year of being released or rereleased from custody, and, to the extent possible, be located in urban locations. This authorization is in addition to the authorization in Section 6271. (b) Sections 6272 and 6273 shall also apply to this authorization. 6272. Reentry program facilities shall provide programming to inmates and parole violators tailored to the specific problems faced by this population when reintegrating into society. Persons housed in these facilities shall receive risk and needs assessments, case management services, and wraparound services that provide a continuity of support services between custody and parole. 6273. In the locations where a reentry program facility is established, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shall develop a collaborative partnership with local government, local law enforcement, and community service providers. 6275. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is authorized to use the Northern California Women's Facility in Stockton as a reentry facility to house inmates, parole violators, or parolees pending revocation of their parole who are either paroling to, or returning to prison from, the Counties of San Joaquin, Calaveras, or Amador. (b) The provisions of subdivision (b) of Section 15820.907 of the Government Code were met on August 7, 2007, when the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors and the Stockton City Council passed resolutions supporting conversion of the former Northern California Women's Facility to a reentry facility to house male inmates or parole violators. (c) The "reactivation" of the Northern California Women's Facility for use as a reentry facility to house male inmates shall have the same meaning and legal definition as the following terms: (1) "Assist the state in siting" as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 15820.907 of the Government Code. (2) "Sited" as provided in subdivision (b) of Section 15820.918 of the Government Code and paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 7021 of this code.
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