California Governor Jerry Brown and Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye have joined legislative leaders to support looking at reforms in California’s money bail system in 2018.
In a statement, Gov. Brown said, “I believe that inequities exist in California’s bail system and I look forward to working this fall on ways to reform the system in a cost-effective and fair manner, considering public safety as well as the rights of the accused.”
A coalition of leading social justice organizations has been leading the effort for California’s money bail reform, including Heising-Simons Foundation grantees the ACLU of Northern California, Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Silicon Valley De-Bug, Human Rights Watch, Californians for Safety and Justice, Essie Justice Group, and the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.
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