Jerry Brown signs bill eliminating money bail in California

30 August, 2018, 13:17 | Author: Harriet Bell
  • Gov. Brown Signs Bail Reform Bill

'Today, California reforms its bail system so that rich and poor alike are treated fairly, ' Brown said.

Low-risk evaluations would result in release with the least restrictive nonmonetary conditions; medium risk terms would be determined according to local standards. "Thanks to the collaboration of the governor, chief justice and the Legislature, we are creating a system that is fairer for all Californians". "Politicians are fearless to do this because this is a very progressive abortion bill", Khan said in a statement to The Triton.

California Governor Jerry Brown delivers his final state of the state address in Sacramento, California, U.S., January 25, 2018. Those facing serious, violent felonies will not be eligible for pretrial release.

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Will replacing cash bail with more power for judges reduce or increase pretrial jail for suspects? The clout of the Californian economy could help spur some other states, such as MA and New Jersey, to do the same. Bob Hertzberg, a Democrat from Van Nuys, said in a statement. People with normal income levels and below who can't pay sky-high bails are often forced to choose between taking a plea deal for a crime they may not have committed or sitting in jail for weeks or months before their case goes to trial.

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The law will allow for defendants to be released after being arrested if they are deemed likely to appear for court hearings and pose little danger to the public.

Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D-Alameda), a co-author of SB 10, called the signing of the bill a step toward correcting a fundamental injustice. She said there's not enough protection in the law to ensure it doesn't perpetuate racial bias in the criminal justice system.

It gives officials 24 hours to determine whether a suspect should be released before trial.

Atkins promised to work with Weber during the recess to have new legislation ready to introduce when lawmakers return in January that would "make California a model for the rest of the country".



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