Each year an average of nearly 93,000 people are released from prison in California. State regulations make it nearly impossible for many of them, and others with conviction records, to find good paying employment.

In California, there are 171 mandatory restrictions on employment for people with felony convictions. People with controlled substance convictions are subject to 67 mandatory employment restrictions. The employment category with the most restrictions in California is Health Care, with 34 mandatory restrictions for any felony.

Occupations restricted in that category include good-paying jobs like Licensed Vocational Nurses, which has a median wage of $24.86 per hour.



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