CACJ sponsored bill, “Obie’s Law,” featured on KCRA News

SACRAMENTO – – State Senate to vote TODAY.
After collaborating last year on prosecutorial misconduct legislation, CACJ made a commitment to Obie Anthony: in 2015, CACJ would sponsor legislation to address a critical need for exnorees.
Obie Anthony, was wrongfully convicted and spent 17 years in prison. He is in Sacramento this week advocating for AB 672, authored by Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer.  Currently, parolees receive transitional services after their release, but those that never committed a crime are released without any transitional assistance.
Under AB 672, CDCR would be required to provide transitional services, such as job training, housing assistance, and mental health services, to those wrongfully convicted and exonerated. These services would be provided for six months or up to one year. In addition, the bill would provide a free CA identification card and a free driver’s license if the person is eligible
and meets all the qualifications.

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