UNITE-LA Today: SB 731 (Durazo)

UNITE-LA is proud to support SB 731 (Durazo), which would end the systemic crisis of disenfranchisement and underemployment faced by millions of Californians with a conviction record, who are disproportionately people of color, by effectively sealing all past convictions records once a person has fully completed his or her sentence and successfully gone two years without further contact with the justice system. The completion of a prison sentence should pave the way for a complete return to participate fully in society. Yet, for millions of Californians, their conviction history turns into a lifelong sentence of limited access to employment, housing, education and the ability to live a full, normal life and provide for their families. The bill is currently on Gov. Newsom's desk awaiting a signature or veto.

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