CALL OR TEXT 24/7:  909.939.7126
Open/Close Menu Inland Empire Criminal Defense

Introduction to SB 1008

California continues its commitment to reformative justice and family welfare through the introduction of SB 1008, known as the Keeping Families Connected Act. This legislative effort underscores the importance of maintaining familial connections, especially for individuals in the criminal justice system. Inland Empire Criminal Defense, serving the communities of Riverside and San Bernardino County, recognizes the profound impact this act can have on families and is poised to guide them through the benefits and implications of this new law.

What is SB 1008?

SB 1008, or the Keeping Families Connected Act, is designed to remove communication barriers between incarcerated individuals and their families by making it easier and more affordable to stay in touch. Recognizing the critical role that family support plays in rehabilitation and mental health, this act seeks to facilitate various means of communication, including phone calls, video visitations, and written correspondence.

The Importance of Family Connections

Research consistently shows that maintaining family ties can greatly reduce recidivism rates and improve the reentry process for those incarcerated. By supporting regular and meaningful contact, SB 1008 aims to preserve familial relationships, mitigate the hardships of separation, and foster a supportive environment conducive to rehabilitation.

Key Provisions of SB 1008

  1. Reduced Communication Costs: One of the primary goals of SB 1008 is to make phone calls and other forms of communication more affordable for families, alleviating the financial strain often associated with staying in touch with incarcerated loved ones.
  2. Improved Access: The act aims to enhance the availability and quality of communication services in correctional facilities, ensuring that families can reliably connect with their loved ones.
  3. Promotion of Positive Outcomes: By facilitating consistent family communication, SB 1008 contributes to better mental health for inmates, stronger family bonds, and smoother reintegration into society post-release.

Impact on Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

For residents of Riverside and San Bernardino counties, where the criminal justice system significantly impacts many families, SB 1008 offers a ray of hope. Inland Empire Criminal Defense understands the local context and is prepared to assist families in leveraging this act to maintain and strengthen their connections with incarcerated relatives.

Community and Legal Perspectives

The passage of SB 1008 reflects a broader shift towards acknowledging the human and relational aspects of the criminal justice system. It requires cooperation among legislators, correctional facilities, and community organizations to implement effectively. Inland Empire Criminal Defense is committed to ensuring that families are informed and empowered to take advantage of the Keeping Families Connected Act.


The Keeping Families Connected Act represents a critical step forward in balancing justice with compassion and understanding the vital role of family in rehabilitation. As SB 1008 unfolds, Inland Empire Criminal Defense stands ready to support individuals and families in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, navigating the benefits and processes introduced by this compassionate legislation. For more information or legal support regarding SB 1008, please reach out to us at 909-939-7126.

Need Legal Assistance?

Inland Empire Criminal Defense is dedicated to the well-being of families affected by the criminal justice system. If you’re seeking guidance on how the Keeping Families Connected Act can help you and your loved ones, or if you need assistance with any other legal matters, we’re here to help. Contact us at 909-939-7126 to discuss your situation and explore the options available under SB 1008 and other relevant laws. We’re committed to keeping families connected and supporting you through every step of your legal journey.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Does the attorney offer confidential consultations?

Absolutely, Inland Empire Criminal Defense prioritizes your privacy and confidentiality. Every consultation with our attorney is conducted with the utmost discretion, ensuring your information remains secure and private.

Does the attorney offer payment plans?

Yes, understanding the financial pressures that can come with legal representation, our attorney offers flexible payment plans. This approach ensures that quality legal defense is accessible for all our clients in Riverside, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles Counties.

Is the consultation free?

Yes, Inland Empire Criminal Defense offers free consultations. This is part of our commitment to providing accessible and transparent legal services to residents of Riverside, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles Counties.

Are the consultations in person or only over the phone?

We offer both in-person and over-the-phone consultations to accommodate your preferences and needs. Whether you’re in Riverside, San Bernardino, or Los Angeles County, we ensure that you can access our legal services in the way that suits you best.

Is the office open on weekends?

Our office is typically closed on weekends. However, we do make exceptions for meetings by special arrangement. Our commitment is to be as accommodating as possible to meet the unique needs of our clients in Riverside, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles Counties.

Does the attorney serve all of California?

Our legal services are specifically tailored to residents of Riverside, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles Counties. For cases outside these areas, we recommend consulting avvo.com to find appropriate legal assistance. Our focused approach allows us to provide specialized defense catering to the unique legal landscape of these counties.

Disclaimer: The legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor should it be considered the formation of a lawyer or attorney-client relationship. If you would like to find out more information about your particular legal matter, contact our office for a consultation.

© 2023 Inland Empire Criminal Defense. Site Designed by Inbound Surge, a Digital Creative Agency.