Closing Arguments

HOW CALIFORNIA CAN USE TECH TO WIPE THE SLATE CLEAN FOR MILLIONS

“California law currently includes approximately 4,800 legal restrictions on people with criminal records even after they have completed their sentences. These barriers prevent the estimated 8 million Californians with criminal records from participating fully in and contributing to society by limiting their access to jobs, housing, education, and other opportunities. They haunt individuals with records that are decades-old and apply even when the underlying activity that has been decriminalized, like marijuana possession.” Read more of Colleen Chien’s op-ed.