PHSS Parole Committee
P.O. Box 5586
Lancaster, CA 93539
Life Support Alliance Seminar – Outlook for Parole 2018 (pdf)
The enclosed materials were produced by Life Support Alliance for their Inmate Family Seminar in Long Beach in September 2018.
Life Support Alliance puts on a number of these seminars each year in both Southern and Northern California. (They have several scheduled for 2019, including Sacramento, Yorba Linda, Fresno/Bakersfield area, Bay area and others). The seminars present a wealth of material, much more than can be included in the attached written materials. We recommend that you urge your family or other supporters on the outside to try to attend one these seminars from time to time.
The enclosed handouts from the September 2018 seminar were current as of that time, and there’s no guarantee they will remain accurate or current, because things are changing all the time. We hope they will be useful to you.
Information about Life Support Alliance and its programs and publications is included in the handouts. These include a way to request their free monthly newsletter, Lifer-Line.
Bridges to Freedom Jan 31, 2019
Prisoners report that the book Bridges to Freedom is a really good resource. It’s available free at https://bridgestofreedom.wordpress.com, for reading online. It’s also available for about $15 on Amazon, if someone wants to send it directly to a prisoner.
Re:store Justice has some excellent material on SB1437, which revised the felony murder law, and how to petition for re-sentencing under the new law at their website: restorecal.org/sb1437
Lifer Parole Packet (pdf) updated May 2017
Compiled by Legal Services for Prisoners with Children. This guide is a compilation of resources from UnCommon Law, Life Support Alliance, & the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition to help Lifers navigate the parole process, including the psychological evaluations.
Webinar: Parole After SHU from April 11, 2017
There are two videos, one is a training for parole attorneys and family advocates, and the second is a community presentation specifically for people with family members currently in or recently released from SHU to General Population. There are also links at the bottom of the page with related materials.
Rethinking Parole for Long-term SHU Prisoners (pdf) prepared March 2017
Tips from Hearings (pdf) from Life Support Alliance newsletter October 2017