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OPINION Nevada should make things right for the wrongfully convicted

The Culinary Workers Union Local 226 is advocating for these two bills as part of the “Nevada Coalition for the Wrongfully Convicted,” a group of civil rights, legal, and faith-based organizations. While some may think that this kind of legislation is not a labor issue, the criminal justice system has a real impact on the lives of working families. Wrongful convictions disproportionately impact communities of color. A fair and accountable system protects individual rights and makes us all safer.

AB 267 has passed the Assembly unanimously and now goes to the Senate Judiciary Committee. AB 356 passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee, and now it must be approved Assembly Ways and Means Committee. In the remaining weeks of session, we urge Nevada lawmakers to pass these important measures for justice.

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