(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County) released the following statement made during today’s Senate Public Safety Committee’s informational hearing on the COVID-19 crisis at California state prisons including San Quentin State Prison located in Levine’s Marin County district.
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – After an open admission by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR)’s federal receiver of a botched inmate transfer that caused a COVID-19 outbreak at San Quentin State Prison (San Quentin), Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County) today called on the federal courts to replace receiver J. Clark Kelso with someone capable of protecting the health of inmates and staff at California correctional facilities.
(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 with decision making authority to lead infection containment. As of June 17th, 47 inmates and sixteen staff had tested positive for the coronavirus.
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Following reports that at least sixteen inmates at San Quentin State Prison (San Quentin) have tested positive for COVID-19, Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County) renewed his call for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and San Quentin to develop site specific plans to address a COVID-19 infection surge at the prison and ensure that limited hospital capacity in the North Bay would be able to safely accommodate civilian and prisoner patients. San Quentin is located in Assemblymember Levine’s district in Marin County.
(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Continuing his efforts to protect California families and businesses from the impacts of Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS), legislation by Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-Marin County) to qualify a PSPS event as a local or statewide state of emergency was approved today by the State Assembly. AB 2178 (Levine) was approved on a bipartisan vote of 68 to 0.