The DOJ wants to change people being held in jail before sentencing, if they cannot afford bail.
This effort failed in California.
While it is true that people who can afford bail get to remain out of custody, just releasing every one who cannot afford bail will not have good consequences for public safety.
We have seen the consequences of Prop 47, plea deals and probation fail for repeat offenders. They cannot afford their own attorneys, in almost every case, now if they can avoid paying bail, what is their incentive to reform and follow the law?