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Testimony: Bail and Pretrial Detention

By Sonya Tafoya

Feb 19, 2016 ... Testimony: Bail and Pretrial Detention · Bail Overview. The purpose of California's bail system is to ensure that defendants appear in court and ...

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Pretrial Risk and Cash Bail

By Justin Goss

Feb 20, 2018 ... Most of California's jail inmates are unsentenced defendants awaiting arraignment, trial, or sentencing—and this heavy reliance on pretrial ...

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Can Pretrial Decisions Be Improved?

By Heather Harris, Justin Goss

Mar 27, 2019 ... If that happens, risk assessment systems would take on heightened importance in decisions about pretrial detention.


Reforming Pretrial Justice in California

By Heather Harris, Magnus Lofstrom

Proponents argue SB 10 would reduce jail populations while promoting public safety and court appearances, but critics express concern about the bill's potential ...

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Pretrial Reform in California

By Heather Harris, Magnus Lofstrom

Aug 26, 2020 ... Most people who are booked into jail will be released without undergoing a pretrial risk assessment · Many people booked for misdemeanors will be ...


Pretrial Release in California

By Sonya Tafoya, Mia Bird, Ryken Grattet, Viet Nguyen

Key questions for reform include whether the state holds too many defendants in jail pending trial and whether bail is an equitable form of pretrial release ...