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L.A. County DA has 66,000 Marijuana Convictions Dismissed

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Today, LA’s DA announced the dismissal of 66,000 marijuana convictions in L.A. County. The move, which comes years after California voters legalized weed, undoes decades of drug enforcement that disproportionately targeted people of color.

 Superior Court Judge Sam Ohta signed the order Tuesday.

That means 22,000 people no longer have felonies on their record in California, and 15,000 no longer have a criminal record at all. Of the 53,000 people who received relief, 32% are black, 45% are Latino, and 20% are white.

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Well now. How do they propose to keep their for-profit prisons contractually full? (Couldn't read the article; the LA Times saith I've reached my monthly limit.)

Seriously--Perhaps LA did not enable that provision in any of its for-profit prison contracts, but plenty of other places did.

For that reason alone, few will follow LA's lead, alas.

Submitted on Friday, Feb 14, 2020 at 3:48:14 AM

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