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AB-293 Prisons: inmate threats.(2015-2016)



As Amends the Law Today
As Amends the Law on Aug 13, 2015


SECTION 1.

 Section 5004.7 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

5004.7.
 (a) The department shall establish a statewide policy on operational procedures for the handling of threats made by inmates or wards, and threats made by family members of inmates or wards, against department staff. The policy shall include methods to ensure that department staff members are advised of threats made against them by inmates, wards, or family members of inmates or wards, and shall require that all threats against department staff made by inmates, wards, or family members of inmates or wards are thoroughly investigated. A copy of the statewide policy shall be accessible to members of the public upon request.
(b) This section does not prohibit an individual institution within the department from developing a more detailed notification procedure for advising staff members of threats made against them. If an individual institution has a more detailed policy, the policy shall be accessible to every member of the staff of the institution.
(c) The department shall provide training on the policy developed pursuant to this section as part of its existing training programs.
(d) The policy developed pursuant to this section shall be fully implemented by July 1, 2016.
SEC. 2.
 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to increase safety in California prisons at the earliest possible time, it is necessary that this act take effect immediately.