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AB-2357 Parole: consideration of an inmate’s military service.(2013-2014)

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Assembly Bill No. 2357
CHAPTER 184

An act to amend Section 3020 of the Penal Code, relating to parole.

[ Approved by Governor  July 23, 2014. Filed with Secretary of State  July 23, 2014. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2357, Skinner. Parole: consideration of an inmate’s military service.
Existing law requires the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to conduct assessments of all inmates that include, but are not limited to, data regarding the inmate’s history of substance abuse, medical and mental health, education, family background, criminal activity, and social functioning, which are required to be used to place the inmate in programs that will aid in his or her reentry to society and that will most likely reduce the inmate’s chances of reoffending.
This bill would additionally require the department to include in that assessment data regarding the inmate’s service in the United States military.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 3020 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

3020.
 The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shall conduct assessments of all inmates that include, but are not limited to, data regarding the inmate’s history of substance abuse, medical and mental health, education, family background, criminal activity, service in the United States military, and social functioning. The assessments shall be used to place the inmate in programs that will aid in his or her reentry to society and that will most likely reduce the inmate’s chances of reoffending.