Past criminal records prevent millions of Californians from obtaining housing and jobs, and disallows them from volunteering at their child's school. But now there's an effort in Sacramento to automatically sheild those records for some low-level offenders. Cap Radio's Chris Nichols has the story.
Attorneys representing survivors of child sexual abuse by Catholic priests have released a new report on alleged sexual abuse by clergy in the Diocese of San Bernardino. KVCR's Benjamin Purper has more.
California Governor Jerry Brown issued more than 250 orders for clemency on Christmas Eve. he has granted more pardons and commutations during his past eight years in office than any other governor in modern history. Capital Public Radio's Nadine Sebai reports.
The old saying, "if you're old enough to do the crime, you're old enough to do the time," won't really apply in California anymore. Capital Public Radio's Steve Milne explains as part of our series on new laws taking effect in 2019.