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California bill to overhaul bail system clears key legislative committee

from San Francisco Chronicle

California could no longer require those accused of crimes to post bail while awaiting trial under a bill to overhaul the bail system that moved forward in the Legislature Thursday. Under SB10, local courts would create their own evaluation system for deciding who can be safely released while awaiting trial or sentencing. While ankle monitors or other conditions could be required for a person’s release, those conditions must be nonmonetary. more

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