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PPIC Releases Pretrial Report

May 4, 2017

In a recently released report, Pretrial Release in California, the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) uses newly accessible data to examine pretrial release in California. Currently state policy makers are reforming California’s bail system by introducing legislation from Assembly Member Rob Bonta (AB 42) and Senator Bob Hertzberg (SB 10). The goal of these legislative measures is to reform the current money bail system and replace the current pretrial process.

This report utilizes data collected from 11 counties between 2011 and 2015 examining pretrial processing and release opportunities; types of pretrial release; pretrial release before and after Proposition 47 and factors related to pretrial release such as demographics, offenses and booking status. For additional information and a copy of the report, please click here.

In addition to the PPIC report on pretrial release, the California Budget and Policy Center released a blog, Legislature Aims to Transform California’s Outdated, Show-Me-the-Money Bail System that briefly outlines the perceived flaws of the current bail system and discusses the bail reform legislation AB 42 and SB 10. To read the blog in its entirety, please click here.

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