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'Dog the Bounty Hunter' joins opponents of bail reform in California

April 18, 2017 | NewsLinks
Celebrity bounty hunters Duane “Dog” and Beth Chapman on Tuesday were among dozens of bounty hunters and bail agents to voice opposition to a state bill that would drastically transform the way judges award criminal defendants bail in California.

California may not require bail for most criminal suspects

April 03, 2017 | NewsLinks
California could dramatically change the way it pressures criminal defendants to show up for court, doing away with monetary bail for most and taking income into account for others to ensure poor suspects get an equal shot at freedom.

Bail-bond companies allowed to defend law requiring bail

March 07, 2017 | NewsLinks
Bail-bond companies can intervene in a San Francisco case and defend the law requiring newly arrested defendants to post bail, a law that the city and state have refused to defend, a federal judge has ruled.

Editorial: Los Angeles County tiptoes forward on bail reform

March 04, 2017 | NewsLinks
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors should give quick approval Wednesday to a proposal by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl to consider overhauling the county’s money bail system. Too bad it’s the only thing about this vital effort that could be done with any urgency.
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