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Judicial Council to Consider Funding 16 Pretrial Pilot Programs

August 05, 2019 | California Courts Newsroom
The projects aim to increase the safe and efficient release of arrestees before trial; and use the least restrictive monitoring practices possible while protecting public safety and ensuring court appearances.

Editorial: Fix bail laws to give judges more discretion with violent offenders

August 04, 2019 | Daily Gazette
The idea behind the elimination of cash bail, one of the state Legislature’s signature criminal justice reforms this year, was to correct the financial inequity in the criminal justice system, in which criminal suspects who could afford bail get released while those who can’t afford even small amounts languish in jail awaiting the disposition of their cases.

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