Following Surge of COVID-19 Infections & Deaths at San Quentin Prison, Dental Unit is ‘Red Tagged’ for Failure to Protect Patients and Staff

(SAN RAFAEL, CA) – After the botched management of the COVID-19 pandemic inside San Quentin State Prison (San Quentin), Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County) today learned that the Department of Industrial Relations had ‘red tagged’ and closed the prison’s dental unit because it was not following proper health and safety protocols and potentially exposing incarcerated people and staff t

Assemblymember Levine Statement on Appointment of New CDCR Secretary

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County) released the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom announced the appointment of Kathleen Allison as the new Secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), effective October 1.

 

Levine Legislation to Protect Privacy, Prohibit Law Enforcement Use of COVID-19 Data Approved by Key Senate Committee

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Legislation by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County) to protect the personal data of COVID-19 positive or exposed individuals in California has been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The 7 to 2 vote on AB 660 (Levine) would limit the use of data collected through a state or local COVID-19 contact tracing program only to conduct contact tracing activities.

Families Mourn COVID-19 Deaths at Skilled Nursing Facilities While State Senate Refuses to Hear Levine Bill to Protect Vulnerable During a Pandemic

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – As COVID-19 continues to kill medically vulnerable Californians housed at skilled nursing facilities (SNF), the State Senate’s Health Committee, chaired by Senator Richard Pan (D – Sacramento) is refusing to hear legislation by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County), which would create best practices and uniform health and safety guidelines to keep these vulnerable res

Assemblymember Levine Calls for Epidemiologist to Lead Containment of COVID-19 at San Quentin State Prison

(SAN RAFAEL, CA) – With an explosion of COVID-19 positive tests in the past week from San Quentin State Prison (San Quentin) inmates and staff, Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County) today called on Governor Newsom and leadership at the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to take immediate action to limit further infections at the prison by appointing an epidemiologist wi