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Senate approves lawmaker's bill intended to stop inmates from bothering victims


Last updated 5/11/2018 at 12:58pm

RIVERSIDE – A Riverside County lawmaker’s bill seeking to authorize correctional officers to inspect prisoners’ outgoing mail – and stop it from leaving a facility – to ensure that correspondence does not reach victims in violation of a protective order was unanimously approved by the state Senate.

The 38-0 vote in favor of Senate Bill 1146 advances the proposal to the Assembly for consideration.

Sen. Jeff Stone, R-Palm Desert, said SB-1146 is intended to provide an “additional level of protection to those victims who have already suffered enough” and should not have to endure...

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