February 10, 2014 -
3 Judge Panel Update - Today, the 3-Judge Panel
extended the deadline to fix the prison overcrowding
issue to two years, (February 2016), agreeing with
Governor Brown's request for more time to resolve the
inmate population cap. With this extension comes strict
guidelines from the federal judges on compliance,
including limits on the number of inmates that can be
moved to out-of-state prisons. Per the Administration,
this two year extension will help put into place the
proper reforms that will provide a permanent solution to
the prison overcrowding problem.
The 3 Judge Panel has instructed the
state to immediately carry out a series of measures to
either release or move inmates from state prisons, which
Increasing credits for
non-violent second-strike offenders and minimum
Set earlier parole eligibility
for some nonviolent offenders.
Determine suitability parole for
inmates who are older than 60 who have already
served 25 years in prison.
Expand alternative custody
programs for female inmates.
The panel also appointed a compliance
officer to ensure that California is on track with the
population cap and also barred prison officials from
exceeding the current 8,900 inmates in out-of-state
February 11, 2014 -
Proposition 41 – Support – APPROVED - On
February 5, 2014, the UCC Board of Directors voted to
support Proposition 41. UCC had been asked by the
proponents of Proposition 41 to support and be listed as
support in campaign materials.
Last year, UCC took a position of support on AB 639
(Perez), which would restructure the $600 million of
existing Proposition 12 bond to construct and
rehabilitate multifamily veterans’ housing. AB 639 would
allow California voters to amend the Veterans Bond Act
of 2008 to better respond to the housing needs and
changing demographics of the current California veteran
The full $900 million remains unspent from Proposition
12 due to the fact that it is restricted to single
family housing. Funds that were approved by Proposition
12 have not been utilized and this bill would allow the
funds to be used.
attachment for more background material on
December 6, 2013 -
UCC Annual Report
Annual Report for 2013. This report summarizes the
issues that UCC worked on during the year with summaries
of the final budget action, legislative action, and a
summary of ACA Implementation. Happy Holidays!"