CCRA Stewards meet with CDCR Statewide Management
SEIU Local 1000 recently met with CDCR Statewide management to discuss our Correctional Case Record Analysts (CCRA) and how their working conditions have been impacted by COVID-19 related emergency release regulations. With the Union it was CCRAs Marshell Stewart (Wasco) Karen DeVoll (SCC) and Cheryl Butters. We are not disputing the power of the State to release inmates in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 but have concerns about how Case Records workers are being trained and valued.
The Union had recently filed an expedited health and safety grievance because of a memorandum that was being used to release inmates that had to remain in county jails. Many CCRAs were contacted by inmates and their families because of multiple changes to inmate release dates. A couple of days after the meeting management amended the form in question. This is a welcome first step but CDCR should do better to support the CCRAs and their work. Please send us any input or information that you think would be helpful for the statewide health and safety grievance through our website or contact us at (866)471-7348.
We are particularly interested in the following:
- Examples of any interactions with the inmates or the inmate’s family members that were a cause for concern or made them fearful for their personal safety.
- Any additional information they believe would be pertinent to the Health and Safety grievance.
- Any ideas or possible remedies to help alleviate their concerns.