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From Solitary Confinement to Executive Suite: Ken Oliver

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CAPITOL WEEKLY PODCAST: We are joined today by Ken Oliver, Executive Director of, the philanthropic arm of Checkr. Oliver joined us to talk about his journey from prisoner to philanthropist, the flaws in California’s re-entry program and about SB 809, the Fair Chance Expansion and Protection Act of 2023, which would ensure that conviction history does not prevent qualified candidates from finding employment.


Prisons close as California inmate population dwindles

An aerial view of the California Correctional Center in Susanville, destined for closure. (Photo: CDCR)

California authorities have ordered the closure of state prisons for the first time in nearly two decades: Four are destined to be shut down in whole or in part, and three more are being discussed for possible closure.

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