2009 California Penal Code - Section 6270-6275 :: Chapter 9.8. Reentry Program Facilities

PENAL CODE
SECTION 6270-6275

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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