Starting this year, a person in California who has been charged or convicted of a crime can challenge racial bias in their case thanks to the Racial Justice Act of 2020. This landmark win chips away at a justice system that has fueled mass incarceration on the basis of race. But we must and can do more.
We know too well how racial bias by prosecutors, judges, jurors, and witnesses during trials adds up to a system that has unjustly charged and sentenced Black and Brown people at higher rates. Racist sentencing results in extra time simply because of the color of one's skin.
AB 256 would ensure that everyone is able to challenge racist convictions and sentences, including those already harmed by the legal system.
Join us in demanding that all Californians have an equal opportunity to pursue justice.
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