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California’s celebrated law ending cash bail is actually a disaster for defendants, advocates say

Democrats in Sacramento, California, celebrated Tuesday when Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill eliminating cash bail throughout the state, a first-of its-kind measure. But many criminal justice ... read more

Six months after Atlanta curtails cash bail, struggles for some defendants remain

“End cash bail” is a cry heard across the country. California has a new law to do so. Critics had rallied against ... She said the city needs a vision of something better. “A vision that actually says ... read more

California scraps cash bail in quest for equal justice

who proposed bail reform during his first tenure as governor nearly four decades ago, said the California law will ensure that "rich and poor alike are treated fairly." But civil rights groups and the ... read more

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Harris' call for reform collide with her prosecutor past

But her choice surprised some bail reform advocates back in California ... by proposing a bipartisan federal law to end cash bail." Simon, the civil rights advocate who worked with Harris, said she ... read more


'The moral thing to do:' City criminal courts rescind its longstanding predatory cash bail practice

That is, if defendants ... advocates who have been pushing city officials and state lawmakers to end cash bail. She estimates that the fund has lost upwards of $40,000 to bail fees that could have ... read more

Movement Must-Reads: A disastrous cash bail law in California, and Jacksonville survivors speak out

Chauncey Alcorn on the myriad shortcomings of California’s widely celebrated law ending cash bail — the first law of its kind in the nation, but with some major caveats that might actually ... reform ... read more

Harris eyes reform as candidate, was cautious as prosecutor

But her choice surprised some bail reform advocates back in California ... by proposing a bipartisan federal law to end cash bail." Simon, the civil rights advocate who worked with Harris, said she ... read more



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