Strengthening Family Connections in California

The mission of the Strengthening Family Connections: In-Person Visitation Campaign is to pass SB 1157 in California, introduced by California State Senator Holly Mitchell, which will protect in-person visitation rights in California county jails, ensuring that video visitation cannot replace in-person visitation.

visitation_panel_250w_200_386

Connect with us

JOIN THE CAMPAIGN

Recent News

Governor Brown vetoed SB1157, but the fight is not over!
Dear Supporters, We are disappointed to let you know that today, Governor Brown vetoed SB 1157, threatening incarcerated people and their loved ones’ rights to meaningful in-person visitation. While we are saddened by the Governor’s failure to protect in-person visitation...
Call the Governor today!
We're almost there! Tell Governor Jerry Brown to sign SB 1157 into law and protect meaningful family visits in California jails. ...
Bill to prohibit California jails from eliminating in-person visitation passes Senate!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 2, 2016 Media Contact: Zaineb Mohammed Zaineb@ellabakercenter.org or 510-285-8236 ...
Send a letter to your State Senator in support of SB 1157
Our bill, SB 1157, is currently in Appropriations, but we want to start gathering support among our State Senators for SB 1157. Please send a letter to your State Senator asking for their support of SB 1157. Let's protect real in-person visits!...
SB1157 successfully approved by Senate Public Safety Committee
Senator Mitchell Bill to Prohibit California Jails from Eliminating In-Person Visitation Rights Successfully Approved by Senate Public Safety Committee FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 12, 2016 Media Contact: Zaineb Mohammed, Zaineb@ellabakercente...
Sign our petition
Tell the California Legislature that we need to protect in-person visits in jails and juvenile facilities by signing our petition toda...
Senate Public Safety Committee hearing on Tuesday
1. Our bill will be heard in the Senate Public Safety Committee next Tuesday, April 12 at 9am in Room 3191 at the California State Capitol. If you can be there in person to show your support with a "me too," that would be fantastic! 2. Sign up for o...
Take action
Here are some of the different ways you can show support for SB 1157 (Mitchell)- Strengthening Family Connections: In-Person Visitation
California SB 1157 (Mitchell) Bill Text
CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2015–2016 REGULAR SESSION SENATE BILL No. 1157   Introduced by Senator Mitchell (Coauthor: Senator Hancock) February 18, 2016 An act to amend Sections 4025 and 6030 of the Penal Code, and to amend Sections 210 and 885 of the Welfare and Institutions Cod...