California Is First State in U.S. to End Cash Bails for Suspects

Minnie NorrisSep 01, 2018

Sixty companies have joined forces and are urging California Governor Brown to sign a bill that will encourage more big rigs powered by clean fuels to operate on California highways and roads.

It's meant to make the justice system more fair, to keep innocent people out of jail while they wait to make their case in court. "Our old system of money bail was outdated, unsafe, and unfair".

The law is likely to put 7,000 California bail bondsmen out of business, although the industry could sue in an attempt to block the law from taking effect next year.

It gives officials 24 hours to determine whether a suspect should be released before trial. SB 10 also introduces a process for the prosecution to file for "preventive detention", blocking the defendant's release pending a trial, if they believe there are no conditions that would ensure public safety or their appearance in court. The algorithm looks at factors like a person's age, prior convictions, and failures to appear in court.

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The ACLU raised concerns that the law doesn't sufficiently address racial bias in pretrial decision making. It can not guarantee a substantial reduction in the number of Californians detained while awaiting trial, nor does it sufficiently address racial bias in pretrial decision making.

"SB 100 doesn't just pave the way to a healthier future for our environment and our children, but the target we aim for today is one that the next generation of scientists, innovators and trades people will be achieving themselves", Gonzalez-Fletcher said in a statement after the vote.

Opponents of the mandate, led by California's Chamber of Commerce, argued that while they agree with the legislation's intent, a quota based exclusively on gender takes into account only one element of diversity and would violate the US and California constitutions because it could conceivably put companies in the position of turning down a male board candidate or displacing a male board member based on his sex.

"Bail bondsmen are insurance agents", said Topo Padilla, president of the Golden State Bail Association and Sacramento bail bondsman.

Gov. Brown and legislative leaders are celebrating the new bail system as a measure that helps curtail inequality in society. CACJ is entrenched in our pursuit of a fair system that will enable individuals to be returned to their families, employment, and daily lives pretrial.

SB 10 authors Hertzberg and Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Alameda, negotiated for nearly a year with the reform groups and lobbyists for the bail industry, alongside Cantil-Sakauye and judges on her Pretrial Detention Reform Work Group.

Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez-Fletcher, D-San Diego, carried the bill on the Assembly floor Tuesday. It returns to the Senate which must agree to changes made in the Assembly. Greg's wife, son and grandson work in the bail industry. While the case is set for trial on September 17, the plaintiffs' attorneys sent a letter to U.S District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers last week saying SB 10 pretty much resolves the case. The clout of the Californian economy could help spur some other states, such as MA and New Jersey, to do the same.

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