California

Justice Now (California) sought to monitor and implement the Anti-Sterilization Abuse Bill (SB 1135) and create a compliance report that would examine its’ implementation in state and local prisons and Juvenile facilities across California. The organization sent two rounds of Public Record Act requests to all 58 counties to gather information on their sterilization polices and to ascertain whether sterilization procedures had been performed. Using the responses, they developed grading/scoring metrics to evaluate compliance with SB 1135’s policy. The final report will be issued in Fall 2017 with information included on possible recourse or reparations for those who have been harmed by illegal sterilization practices.