Press Releases

Assemblymember Marc Levine Statement on Ruling to Reduce San Quentin State Prison Incarceration by 50%

(SACRAMENTO) – Assemblymember Marc Levine (D – Marin County) today released the following statement in response to a California Court of Appeals ruling that the current incarcerated population at San Quentin State Prison (San Quentin), located in Levine’s district violates the 8th Amendment of the US Constitution and ordering the population to be reduced by 50%.

 

Bipartisan Legislative Leaders Call for Removal of Prison Healthcare Receiver J. Clark Kelso

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – After the botched management of the COVID-19 pandemic inside California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) institutions, leading to over 15,000 infections and 69 deaths of incarcerated people, a bipartisan coalition of legislative leaders today called upon federal Judge Jon S. Tigar to immediately remove Receiver J.

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.