California Passes Proposition 57 In Support Of Sentencing Reforms For Nonviolent OffendersCalifornians voted in favor of sentencing and parole reforms for nonviolent offenders by passing Proposition 57.
Gov. Brown Signs Bill Giving Right To Vote To Thousands Of FelonsUnder the new law, anyone convicted of a felony, but who is not currently in state or federal prison or on parole, is allowed to vote.
Voting Rights For Some Felons Could Be Restored With Governor Brown's SignatureA bill restoring the voting rights of convicted felons serving time in county jails is headed to California Gov. Jerry Brown.
Uber Planning To Hire Former FelonsUber is planning to hire drivers from an untapped labor pool – former felons.
Apple Changes Tune On Felons Working At 'Campus 2' Construction SiteApple is backtracking on its policy that banned construction workers with recent felonies at its new campus in Cupertino.
Apple Fires Felons From Construction Crew In CupertinoThe company overseeing the Apple construction site said workers with felony convictions do "not meet owner standards."
Calif. Agents Detail Risks Of Seizing Guns From Felons, Mentally IllSince the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, agents for the California Department of Justice have ramped up seizures of guns from people who have lost the right to carry firearms, particularly those who are mentally disturbed.
Bill Would Eliminate Criminal History Box On Some Job ApplicationsContra Costa continues to receive low-level offenders as part of the state’s realignment plan to ease prison overcrowding, and now there is an effort to get inmates out of jail, and into employment.
California Felons Ask For Right To Vote After Prison Realignment Several organizations that promote voting rights have petitioned the state's Court of Appeal to give convicted felons who have been placed under regional supervision as part of prison realignment the right to vote.
San Francisco Supes Vote Down Tax Break For Hiring Ex-FelonsA proposal offering a tax break for companies in San Francisco that hire ex-felons was narrowly voted down by the Board of Supervisors Tuesday.
SF Tax Break For Hiring Ex-Felons Gets Initial ApprovalA proposal offering a tax break for companies that hire ex-felons was approved by a San Francisco Board of Supervisors committee Wednesday and will be sent to the full board for approval.
East Bay Interfaith Community Encourages Employers To Hire FelonsA key part of the strategy is encouraging the so-called "ban the box" approach to hiring, which means employers don't ask applicants to check the box indicating whether they've ever been incarcerated.

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