Momentum for bail reform is gaining steam both here in California and throughout the country for one simple reason: the current system isn’t working. Even just a few days in jail can lead to someone losing their job, losing child custody, and being evicted, yet people are being held in jail for days, weeks, and even months while awaiting trial.
Money bail has created a two-tiered system of justice in California – one for the rich, and one for everyone else.
The current money bail system gives the rich a “get out of jail” pass, while punishing everyone else with detention and debt.
Status of Legislaton
SB 10 was approved by the Assembly public safety committe and will not be considered by the Assembly appropriations committee before going up for a floor vote.
Please join Jessica Farris of the ACLU of Southern California and Jonathan Hirschberg of Bend The Arc, a Jewish Partnership for Justice to learn more about current bail practices and the work advocates are doing with statewide legislators to change them.
Admission is free/donations are gratefully accepted.
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