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Gov. Jerry Brown pardons Sonoma County man convicted of drug charges

A Sonoma County man was among 65 people to receive Easter pardons from Gov. Jerry Brown.

Jerry Victor Hall, 47, has paid his debt to society for a 22-year-old drug conviction, according to a proclamation signed by Brown.

Hall was sentenced in 1990 for possession for sale of narcotics and discharged in 1994, the proclamation said. He served three years' probation.

After completing the sentence, he sought executive clemency under a law that allows people to have their citizenship rights restored.

Hall obtained an order from Sonoma County Superior Court in 2007 showing he had remained law-abiding and was of good moral character. The court recommended the full pardon.


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