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CDCR Resumes Intake Process

May 28, 2020

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) resumes intake from county jails this week. The intake process from county jails began in a very limited and controlled manner with CDCR only accepting offenders at the North Kern State Prison and Wasco State Prison reception centers. Also, through June 19, CDCR will only accept intake from the counties of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, San Diego and Fresno. CDCR anticipates that no more than 200 inmates will be accepted from these counties.

In continuation with CDCR’s efforts to keep offenders and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, they will accept a limited number of offenders each week and ensure that the arrivals are scheduled in a manner that allows for limited contact and increased physical distancing during processing; offer COVID-19 testing to arriving inmates; isolate and treat those who test positive; begin the normal reception center process for those that test negative and quarantine inmates who refuse testing for 14 days.

CDCR will continue to monitor and evaluate the rate of intake, and which counties are open for intake, as they move toward safely resuming normal operations.

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