Hearings Set on Jail Inspections, Regulation Revisions

The San Diego listening session has been cancelled. Please submit written comments to regulations@bscc.ca.gov

SACRAMENTO (Feb. 28, 2020) – The Board of State and Community Corrections has set the dates for three statewide listening sessions so that members of the public can give comments on separate but related topics: the agency’s efforts to improve jail inspections and the biennial update of the adult regulations governing jail operations.

The sessions will last from 5:30-7:30 p.m., with the first one scheduled for Tuesday, March 10 at the BSCC offices in Sacramento; followed by Wednesday, March 11 in Bakersfield at the Kern County Administrative Center, and Wednesday, March 18 in San Diego at a location to be determined.

The BSCC establishes minimum standards for the design, construction and operation of local jails and detention facilities and is undergoing its biennial Title 15 regulation review and amendment process. In addition to the listening sessions, public comment will be received by email at regulations@bscc.ca.gov,and at the meetings of the committees studying potential updates: https://www.bscc.ca.gov/adult-titles-15-and-24-regulations-revision/

Governor Newsom has directed the BSCC to strengthen the state’s oversight of county jails. At the February 2020 Board meeting, the BSCC approved in concept changes to its jail inspection process to better hold counties accountable for fixing serious deficiencies more quickly. The Board asked BSCC staff to seek public input on the proposed enhancements. The BSCC staff anticipates returning to the Board at its June 2020 meeting with the proposed changes.

The mission of the BSCC includes providing leadership, coordination and technical assistance to promote effective partnerships and practices in California’s adult and local criminal justice systems.

The Sacramento session:
2590 Venture Oaks Way
Sacramento, 95833

The Bakersfield session:
Kern County Board of Supervisors Chambers
County of Kern Administrative Center
1115 Truxtun Avenue
Bakersfield 93301

The San Diego session:
San Diego County Operations Center
5560 Overland Ave Room 171
San Diego, CA 92123


All meetings begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7:30 p.m.