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Prosecutors warn of continued zero bail dangers

(Subscription required) In June, the emergency bail requirement was rescinded. The Judicial Council said just 8% of the roughly 20,000 defendants released on zero bail had committed new offenses by then. It’s unclear whether that percentage has increased as a patchwork of counties have reverted back to their standard bail schedules while others have maintained versions of zero bail.
Nov 27, 2020

(Subscription required) In June, the emergency bail requirement was rescinded. The Judicial Council said just 8% of the roughly 20,000 defendants released on zero bail had committed new offenses by then. It’s unclear whether that percentage has increased as a patchwork of counties have reverted back to their standard bail schedules while others have maintained versions of zero bail.