California Returns Right to Serve on Jury to Individuals With Former Felony Convictions

Nicole Rojas
Jan 10, 2020 - 8:37

A newly implemented law in California will make those formerly incarcerated for felonies eligible to serve on juries. Senate Bill 301, which was introduced by state Senator Nancy Skinner (D), was signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom on October 8, 2019. The law, otherwise known as “The Right to a Jury of Your Peers,” will allow individuals with felony convictions who are not on parole or probation and who are not registered sex offenders to be called for jury duty. “It’s easy to take for granted the notion of a jury of your peers, but in reality, if you’re Black and a man, it’s almost impossible. Why? Existing law excludes 30 percent of California’s Black male residents from ever serving on a jury,” Skinner said in a...

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