San Quentin State Prison Transformation
In March 2023, Governor Newsom announced the future transformation of San Quentin State Prison into San Quentin Rehabilitation Center.
The Governor announced the San Quentin Transformation Advisory Council in May 2023. The multidisciplinary group includes people of many backgrounds and disciplines, who bring a wealth of knowledge and perspective to re-imagine San Quentin. With input from criminal justice experts from across the world, community leaders and program providers, and those who live and work in the prison, the Advisory Council will provide recommendations and a plan with the goal to bring transformational programmatic, cultural and physical change that can serve as a symbol of hope and change and a practical model that can be scaled to other institutions across the state.