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California is ditching bail, and now courts must choose a risk assessment tool

In support of the quintessentially American notion that a person is innocent until proven guilty, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill last week eliminating the cash bail system in the state and ... read more

California is trying to choose justice over wealth, but it's not there yet

The views expressed by contributors are their own and not the view of The Hill Debtors prison: a practice that was outlawed by Congress and ruled as unconstitutional by the Supreme Court ... risk-base... read more

Will California’s Proposed Bail Reforms Lead to More People Behind Bars?

SB10, introduced in California last year, would replace cash bail schedules with a risk assessment and pretrial system in which courts would determine ... supporting the bill and is now taking a neutr... read more

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California scraps cash bail in quest for equal justice

California ... "bail schedule." By the fall of next year, that option will be gone, forcing California judges to choose between releasing defendants or holding them in "preventive detention" until the... read more

The Daily 202: Two in three Republicans would rather see a shutdown than Trump compromise on the border wall

Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou asked a Canadian court to grant her bail before a hearing to determine ... And the couple are now back to assessing a last-ditch list of possible candidates ... read more

California lawmakers consider proposal to eliminate bail

To be released from jail before trial in the current system, many defendants must post bail or property that can be forfeited if they fail to appear in court. California would ... in the judiciary to ... read more

Shoestring Living: Be grateful every day

It may not be so thrilling for others, and that’s OK. I’m not sure if it’s age, or the ability to listen to my “wise self” these days, but I’m grateful that I now know, no matter what, it really is th... read more

Los Angeles Considers Which Inmates to Release Early

In addition to making release decisions, the tool ... places in California using risk assessment to decide which inmates get early release is Riverside County, which releases thousands of inmates earl... read more

Asheville goes lightweight on data dashboards with cloud, Google Data Studio

And now the city is using Google Data Studio to quickly build dashboards for internal use and streamline public dashboard launches. City Chief Information Officer Jonathan Feldman said data dashboards ... read more

Cancer quack Robert O. Young is arrested and arraigned, but will he be convicted?

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Music Scene: Actor Ronny Cox is a musician first

Cox, now 73, has been on tour, and he was driving to Vermont for a house concert when we caught up with him by phone. If you want to get a jolt, consider the fact that next year marks the 40th anniver... read more

A Public Defender Is Shaking Up the Race for San Diego D.A.

It was only because of my experiences and where I grew up, where the interactions with the court ... a lot of risk and so much danger in her position because it's not rooted in common sense or what we ... read more

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