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News Posted on May 5, 2017

Professor Chin Quoted in San Quentin News

Professor Gabriel “Jack” Chin is quoted in two articles published in the San Quentin News, a publication produced by inmates at San Quentin State Prison.

In one article, he commented on the case of a federal district judge who cited the severity of the collateral consequences of being a convicted felon in justifying a relatively lenient sentence for a drug offender.  Chin said the opinion is “going to generate debate on a critical issue in the criminal justice system—the ability of people convicted of crimes to get on with their lives.”

In a separate article, he commented on California Governor Jerry Brown’s granting of more than 850 pardons since 2011.  “If somebody does something when they are … 19 or 20, are they still going to be under this shadow when they are 80?” Chin asked.

Gabriel "Jack" Chin is Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law and holder of the Edward L. Barrett Endowed Chair at UC Davis School of Law. He is a prolific and much-cited criminal and immigration law scholar whose work has addressed many of the most pressing social issues of our time.