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Sabatasso v. Superior Court of Orange County, G039906

Petition for writ of mandate to recover release allowance provided for by Penal Code section 2713.1 is granted where state code which would prohibit payment of the $200 allowance owed to a prisoner upon release is void to the extent it bans payment to parolees held or detained by local law enforcement for initiation of proceedings as a sexually violent predator under the Welfare and Institutions Code section 6600 (SVPA).

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/20/2008
  • Published 10/20/2008



  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • William Sabatasso, in pro. per;  and Richard Schwartzberg, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, Tustin, for Petitioner., Edmund G. Brown, Jr., Attorney General, Dane R. Gillette, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Julie L. Garland, Assistant Attorney General, Heather Bushman, Kathleen R. Frey and Linnea D. Piazza, Deputy Attorneys General, for Real Party in Interest.

  • For Appellees:
  • No appearance for Respondent.
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