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Proposition 47 Clears Way For Some Felony Offenders In Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties To Have Convictions Reduced

Posted on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 12:36am

Having a felony conviction for something like drug possession or shoplifting can be the difference between getting a job or not.

A state proposition intended to decrease jail overcrowding by releasing inmates for a half dozen non-violent offenses is also giving some people a chance to have their convictions reduced.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco talks with attorneys in the Ventura, and Santa Barbara County public defenders offices about the situation.

Click on link to listen to/download story: Proposition 47 Reductions

The Ventura County Public Defender’s Office is holding an February 19th for prospective felony conviction clients.  The event will take place from 1-4 p.m. at the Ventura County Career and Job Center, at 4651 Telephone Road in Ventura.

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