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Bill to restore access to prison inmates set for hearing - California Newspaper Publishers Association : Legislative And Legal

Bill to restore access to prison inmates set for hearing

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Posted: Friday, June 1, 2012 3:57 pm

Legislation introduced by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) and supported by CNPA, that would restore journalists' access to prison inmates for face-to-face interviews is scheduled to be heard by the Senate Public Safety Committee on June 12.

The bill, AB 1270, faces no formal opposition. Crime victims groups have announced they plan to remain neutral however, the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is expected to oppose now that the bill is in the Senate.

Governor Brown has not yet indicated whether he would sign the measure.