California's bail system needs reforming. Don't let the bail industry win.
from Sacramento Bee
Two people. Both in a county jail. Both accused of a crime, but not yet convicted. Both deemed a low flight risk, unlikely to harm their communities. Which should get to return home, rejoin their family, live a normal life while awaiting trial? The answer is clear – they should be treated the same. But when the state Assembly recently debated that question, 45 members gave a disturbing answer: Only the wealthy deserve "innocent until proven guilty."
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