The purpose of the California Prison Industry Authority (CALPIA) is to develop and operate industrial,
agricultural, and service enterprises employing prisoners in institutions; to create and maintain working
conditions within the enterprises; and to operate a work program for prisoners which will ultimately be
self-supporting. The CALPIA maintains policies that help support its purpose and carry out the decisions
of the Prison Industry Board (PIB). The Legal Services Unit - ensures the policies proposed for
implementation by the PIB that have a general application to prisoners assigned to and working at CALPIA
enterprises meet the
Rulemaking Process requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Any proposed CALPIA policy
with regulatory impact must be adopted through a public process.
The public may access information regarding current CALPIA regulations governing CALPIA prisoners and
enterprises, or review pending or recently adopted regulation by clicking on one of the following links:
The Legal Services Unit - is responsible for furnishing notices to interested parties of
the public regarding regulations proposed by the PIB. Following the public notice, the Legal Services Unit,
Regulation and Policy Manager receives all written comments submitted by the public on the proposed rulemaking
during the announced public comment period. 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. The place and time
of a public hearing is included in the public notice for each regulatory action. 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 and the CALPIA Notice number; for
example CALPIA #01-09. 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.