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Prop 47 May Allow Felony Sentence Reduction In Ventura, Santa Barbara Counties


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.

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.