Sister Warrior Freedom Coalition’s policy work is grounded in the four pillars of the Freedom 2030 campaign and our Freedom Charter. This year, we’re working to eliminate slavery and exploitation in the prison system and fighting for more pathways to freedom for our incarcerated siblings. We are also fighting to restore and protect family visitation rights so that we can access (touch, hear, and see) our children, families, and loved ones when we are in the systems that criminalize and control us.

SWFC is co-sponsoring these bills in 2024:

ACA 8 (Wilson)

Prohibits slavery in any form, including “involuntary servitude” and forced labor in prison, in the California State Constitution

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SB 94 (Cortese)

Allows judges to consider resentencing for certain people serving LWOP or death penalty sentences

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AB 2354 (Bonta)

provides that all survivors of intimate partner violence, human trafficking, and other forms of violence can petition the court for vacatur relief

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AB 2740 (Waldron)

strengthens prenatal and postpartum care for incarcerated mothers and expedites the application process for family visitation

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SB 1069 (Menjivar)

works to protect incarcerated survivors of sexual misconduct involving staff within CDCR, specifically giving the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) responsibility to monitor and authority to investigate sexual misconduct cases involving staff

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SB 1035 (Ashby)

reforms restitution collection by assisting people in paying more towards their fines while avoiding unnecessary, high interest rates; increasing payment flexibility; and lowering fines and fees