Statement on Coronavirus and State Prisons

For immediate release:

As Chair of the Assembly’s Public Safety Committee, I have been in contact with the California Department of Corrections and Secretary Ralph Diaz as we work to ensure the safety of all prison guards, probation personnel and inmates.

Visits by family members, and other members of the public, to state prisons has been suspended at this time. Our top priority is to enact social distancing protocols, quarantine measures (when warranted) and hygiene enforcement to protect the health of all.