Re:Store Justice was the lead sponsor of the landmark Felony Murder Reform bill Senate Bill 1437 in 2018. It was a long road for the legislation to pass and it lead to the freedom our our Co-Founder.
In 2019, our goal was to educate incarcerated people who might be eligible for re-sentencing under the new law. We created a Guidebook © 2018 to help educate people and understand the process of re-sentencing.
Throughout the beginning of the year, Re:Store Justice held trainings inside all 35 California State Prisons and worked closely with California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitations to explain Senate Bill 1437 (Felony Murder Rule Reform) and who might be eligible to petition for re-sentencing. We gave talks, answered questions, and distributed our Guidebook © and Petition that Re:Store Justice created (we included the Spanish translation). We also be distributed addresses for public defenders, district attorneys, and superior courts, so that incarcerated people could file and serve their petitions.
We began our tour Northern California, then went to Central California and ended in Southern California.
Our schedule is below:
November 27: San Quentin State Prison
November 30: California Medical Facility
December 6: High Desert State Prison
December 7: California Correctional Center, Susanville
December 11: Folsom State Prison
December 14 & 15: Mule Creek State Prison
December 17: Solano Level 2
December 18: Solano Level 3
December 19: Sierra Conservation Camp
December 20: Deuel Vocational Institute, Tracy
Pelican Bay: See Below
January 3: CCWF
January 4: Valley State Prison
January 7 and 8: Salinas Valley State Prison
January 9: Correctional Training Facility, Soledad
January 10: Pleasant Valley State Prison
January 14: Salinas Valley State Prison
January 15: Salinas Valley State Prison
January 22: Pelican Bay
January 24 & 25: CSP, Sacramento
January 30: California Men’s Colony
February 4: Chuckwalla Valley State Prison
February 5: Ironwood State Prison
February 11: California City Correctional Facility
February 12: California Correctional Institution
February 13: CSP, Los Angeles County
February 20: California Health Care Facility, Stockton
February 21 & 22: Avenal State Prison
February 26: California Institution for Men
February 27: California Institution for Women
February 28: California Rehabilitation Center
March 5: Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison in Corcoran
March 6: CSP, Corcoran
March 12: North Kern State Prison
March 13: Kern Valley State Prison
March 14: Wasco State Prison
March 19: Calipatria State Prison
March 20: Centinela State Prison
March 21: Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility
This is a recording of Re:Store Justice’s first “SB 1437 Friends & Loved One’s Statewide Call.” On this call, we provided an overview of Senate Bill 1437 and next steps.
We answered questions about implementation timelines, petition process, scams and additional information about past and future cases that SB 1437 will impact. As always, participants had an opportunity to ask questions when we conclude with our presentation.
The petition that we created is available on our website here.
If you know someone who may qualify for relief under SB 1437, you need to watch this!