Pretrial reform moves to Governor's office
Today the California State Legislature sent an historic bill to the Governor that will fundamentally change California's pretrial release and detention system.
Aug 21, 2018
Today the California State Legislature sent a historic bill to the Governor that will fundamentally change California's pretrial release and detention system. This bill creates a fairer, safer, and more just system. We are hopeful that the Governor signs this bill into law and look forward to working with the legislature and Governor's administration to implement a system that protects the public and the due process rights of all Californians.
I would like to add that the bill reflects the labors of many over a two-year period and I know that Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye appreciates those efforts and the exhaustive study of this topic by her Pretrial Detention Reform Workgroup.