What is the CAL-ID program?

The CAL-ID program provides certain state prisoners with a valid California state ID card — FOR FREE — at the time they are released.[63] This means all eligible prisoners in a California state prison have the right to receive a California state ID when they leave prison. In the past, the CAL-ID program was available only at prisons designated as “reentry hubs.” But starting January 1, 2015, a new state law requires that the CAL-ID program expand to ALL adult state prisons in California.[64]

  1. 63

    Cal. Penal Code § 3007.05 (2015); California Identification (CAL-ID) Card Program, Cal. Dep’t of Corr. & Rehab., http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/rehabilitation/cal-id.html.

  2. 64

    Cal. Penal Code § 3007.05 (2015).