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California Moves To Let Felons Serve On Juries

Jeff Katz
June 14, 2019 - 12:05 pm

For some reason, the People's Republic of California has the innate desire release as many criminals from prison as possible. 

The state has already moved to grant the early release of inmates through AB 109, filled parole boards with felon-friendly commissioners and decriminalized a list of felonies and drug offenses with Proposals 47 and 57.

But lawmakers in the capital are not satisfied, as they are now proposing a new bill that would allow Californians who have prior felony convictions to serve on juries. The proposal is Senate Bill 310, authored by state Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkley).

Skinner said in a press release, “SB310 will help ensure that California juries represent a fair cross-section of our communities…People with felony records have the right to vote in California. There is no legitimate reason why they should be barred from serving on a jury.”

Currently, convicted felons are prohibited from serving on juries because of common sense. 

So apparently people with family members in law enforcement might show bias, but a felon who has served prison time will not.