Governor Newsom signs bill paving the way for ex-inmates to become firefighters
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs Assembly Bill 2147 after he toured the North Complex Fire zone with California Secretary for Environmental Protection Jared Blumenfeld and California Secretary for Natural Resources Wade Crowfoot in Butte County Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, outside of Oroville, Calif. AB 2147 allows inmates who have worked as firefighters to ask the court to dismiss their charges to make it easier for them to find a job once they are released. People convicted of certain violent or sex crimes would not be eligible. (Paul Kitagaki Jr./The Sacramento Bee via AP, Pool)

Governor Newsom signs bill paving the way for ex-inmates to become firefighters

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a bill allowing inmate firefighters to have their records expunged, clearing the path for them to be eligible for firefighting jobs upon release.…

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