CALPIA develops and maintains regulations and policies to support its work programs for incarcerated individuals.
Pursuant to Penal Code (PC) Sections 2801 and 2808, CALPIA and the Prison Industry Board (PIB) have implied
rulemaking authority to adopt regulations that govern its procedures. CALPIA's Legal Services Unit ensures
policies with regulatory impact are promulgated through the public process of the PIB and vetted through the
Rulemaking Process as specified in the Administrative Procedure Act.
The public may access information regarding current, pending, or recently adopted CALPIA regulations by clicking
on one of the following links:
When CALPIA proposes to adopt new regulations, the Legal Services Unit notifies interested parties of the public
and receives all written comments submitted by the public on the proposed rulemaking. A public hearing may be
conducted where members of the public may present comments about the proposed regulations. Such hearings are
solely designed to receive comments from the public. The merits of the proposed regulations are not debated during
these hearings. Comments received from the public during the comment period will be reviewed, summarized and responded
to by the CALPIA in its Final Statement of Reasons.
Please include the subject title of the proposed regulation. Comments should be directed specifically to the
regulations being proposed. Comments should address a specific concern, suggest a change to, or express support
of the specific regulations under consideration. Unfortunately, CALPIA cannot effectively respond to public
comments that are overly general or are not directed at the specific rules being proposed.