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D1A Statement On California Assembly Bill 3228

September 28, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC — The Day 1 Alliance today released the following statement from National Spokesperson Alexandra Wilkes on Assembly Bill 3228, recently signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom:

“The fact that this bill fails to cover California’s state-run correctional system, which to date has experienced more than 60 COVID-19-related deaths, shows that this effort is all about scoring political points, not keeping people safe.

“Government contractors are already required to meet the rigorous federal Performance-Based National Detention Standards, which generally exceed the levels of care required by California’s state and local prisons and jails. It’s unfortunate to see legislators continue these efforts to try and abolish ICE and attack government contractors rather than addressing the very significant challenges in the state’s government-operated correctional facilities.”


The Day 1 Alliance (D1A) is a trade association representing private sector contractors helping address corrections and detention challenges in the United States. For more than 35 years, D1A members have worked with local, state, and federal governments led by members of both political parties to provide professional, humane, and respectful treatment to incarcerated and detained individuals. From day one, we understand we have a responsibility to provide safe and dignified care to those in our facilities. D1A members do not lobby for or against policies, regulations, or legislation that impact the basis for or duration of an individual’s incarceration or detention.

The members of the Day 1 Alliance are CoreCivic, The GEO Group, LaSalle Corrections, and Management & Training Corporation.

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