California Ends Cash Bail, Bail Industry

Gov. Brown Signs Bail Reform Bill

Suspects looking at serious, violent felonies won't be eligible for release prior to trial but the majority of suspects arrested for nonviolent misdemeanors will be let go within 12 hours of being booked, according to the legislation.

Other states have been watching California as they weigh overhauling their bail systems, said Margaret Dooley-Sammuli, who works on criminal justice issues for the American Civil Liberties Union.

California will no longer have a bail system for suspects awaiting trial beginning next year, after Democratic Gov.

As the US' most populous state, just over a third of energy in California comes from wind, solar or geothermal power, CBS said citing the US Energy Information Administration.

While other states such as New Jersey and Kentucky have greatly reduced their reliance on bail, California is the first state to make the elimination of cash bail its official policy.

Advocates of the California law say incarceration should depend on a suspect's risk to public safety, not the ability to pay.

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Brown described the new law, which takes effect on October 1, 2019 as establishing a pre-trial system that allows judges to determine a defendant's custody status based on a non-monetary assessment of public safety risk and the probability of the defendant missing a court date.

There is strong reaction from people who will be impacted by California's new "Bail Reform" law.

And there's the end to the state's bail bond industry.

Brown's signature gives the state's Judicial Council broad authority to reshape pretrial detention policies.

The new law lets counties set up their own pretrial assessment agencies or run their risk assessment programs through existing probation departments.

Dan Jacobson, state director for Environment California, crowed, "California would really become a shining state in terms of creating a real example for the rest of the country to look toward for creating an alternative to fossil fuels and having a healthy, growing economy".

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