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The fate of California's cash bail industry will now be decided on the 2020 ballot

from The Sacramento Bee

A law passed in August that would have abolished cash bail in California starting later this year will instead appear on the November 2020 ballot, representing a big victory and relief for the state’s more than 3,000 bail bondsmen faced with the prospect of their career being outlawed. Proponents of the reform say it would help reduce racial and economic discrimination they say is inherent in California’s cash bail system. But a referendum effort well surpassed the necessary number of signatures to push the law, Senate Bill 10, to a direct voter decision before it can take effect, state officials certified recently. more


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