San Francisco Reaches Settlement on Money Bail System
from Courthouse News Service
From Sept. 3:
The city of San Francisco ended its stalemate Friday with pretrial detainees fighting the money bail system in the city. The eleventh-hour agreement announced late in the day comes after the parties met with Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero for mediation talks earlier in the week. According to the settlement, the city's Own Recognizance Project will perform a public safety assessment on each arrestee within eight hours of booking.
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