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New Bail Ruling Could Affect Tens of Thousands of Californians April 13 2021 A recent California Supreme Court ruling forbids keeping arrestees in jail because they cannot afford to pay bail. What are the potential implications for the state’s criminal justice system?
Election Takeaways: California Voters Send Conflicting Signals December 14 2020 Nearly 18 million Californians voted in the November 2020 election—an all-time high. PPIC’s Mark Baldassare discusses the final election results and what they say about Californians’ mindset and policy preferences in a year of unprecedented challenges.
Election Day and California’s Future November 3 2020 In a year of unprecedented crises, Californians express a high level of enthusiasm about voting, and the state appears on course to set a modern-day record for voter turnout.
Pretrial Reform in California August 26 2020 New PPIC research examines a proposed criminal justice reform that would end money bail and replace it with a new process of determining pretrial release.
Low Crime Numbers Leveling off Under Shelter-in-Place May 26 2020 While crime rates continue to be low in major California cities, some crimes—such as burglaries and car theft—have gone up.