Category: bail reform

Oct 24

Judicial Group Urges End to Cash Bail for Criminal Defendants

Los Angeles Times By Maura Dolan California’s judiciary recommended Tuesday that money bail for criminal defendants be replaced with risk assessment and supervision. A group of 11 judges and one court executive appointed to study the issue last year by Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye said the current system of requiring suspects to post bail to …

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Oct 17

Corrections Secretary John Wetzel: ‘It’s Frustrating, Sitting at the Back of the System’

Penn Live By Wallace McKelvey John Wetzel is in a unique position. As Pennsylvania’s corrections secretary, he’s developed a long-lens view of state politics. He has no power to enact laws or invest in social services but at any given time his department oversees more than 50,000 incarcerated people whose lives are directly affected by those laws and …

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