The BSCC will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday July 16 at 10 a.m. Please use the Zoom link below to watch the meeting. Click here to see the agenda.

If you have public comment on any of the agenda items, please email

Meeting ID:      811 2261 4724
Password:      847417

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BSCC Sets Emergency Meeting for July 16

July 14, 2020
SACRAMENTO (July 14, 2020) – The Board of State and Community Corrections will convene an emergency meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday July 16 to consider the immediate allocation of federal funding to provide housing for up to 8,000 people being released from state prisons due to COVID-19.

BSCC Seeks Input on Federal COVID Funding

June 11, 2020
The Board of State and Community Corrections sought and was awarded $58.5 million in federal funds to help ease the financial impacts of COVID-19 emergency spending on the criminal justice system. The BSCC now seeks public input on how to most effectively disperse the funds.


June 10, 2020
In alignment with the Governor’s directive to remove the carotid control hold from all state training programs and materials, the BSCC’s Standards and Training for Corrections (STC) Program will immediately suspend all existing courses that include carotid control hold training either as a stand-alone topic or embedded within a larger defensive tactics course.  Effective immediately, no training on carotid control hold shall be delivered under a BSCC certification. This includes courses delivered in core training and as annual training. At the July 2020 BSCC meeting, the Board will review a recommendation on conforming changes to STC manuals as needed.

If you have any questions, please contact STC Deputy Director, Evonne Garner at

Linda Penner
Board of State and Community Corrections

Survey Shows Changes at Juvenile Halls, Ranches

April 28, 2020
A survey of California juvenile halls and ranches shows fewer bookings, more diversion, and medical testing for those who must be housed and are showing symptoms of possible COVID-19 illness, according to a voluntary survey conducted by the BSCC.