August 10 2015

Coachella Unincorporated: A Million Can Benefit from Prop 47… if they act fast


…Proposition 47, the Safe Neighborhood and Schools Act, was passed in November 2014. The law allows California residents who have been convicted of simple drug possession, property crime under $950, or other nonviolent offenses to change their felonies to misdemeanors. Doing so will provide access to jobs, educational loans and housing assistance previously unavailable to individuals with a felony on their record. But time is running out. Prop 47 is only a three-year program, and eight months have already passed, leaving community advocates and public defenders scrambling to spread the word…

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