Many residents of Los Angeles may be glad to learn about the latest move from L.A. County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey.
Lacey has moved to wipe out 66,000 marijuana convictions.
On Thursday, the Dist. Atty. announced the dismissal of 66,000 marijuana convictions in L.A. County.
The top prosecutor filed a motion this week asking a judge to erase 62,000 felony convictions dating back as far as 1961 and 4,000 misdemeanor convictions in 10 cities across the county.
It was on Tuesday that Superior Court Judge Sam Ohta signed the order.
22,000 people in L.A. no longer have felonies on their record in California, and 15,000 no longer have a criminal record at all. Out of the 53,000 people who received relief, 32% are black, 45% are Latino, and 20% are white.
“What this does is correct that inequity of the past,” Lacey had said to the LA Times. “It gives them a start, a new start.”