Senate Bill 10, pushed by state Democrats and ACLU and SEIU (only one Republican supporting) despite "The state does not have an estimate for how many would be released under the proposed system.
Over the strong objections of the bail industry, the Senate Public Safety Committee passed the sweeping proposal to replace county bail schedules with expanded "pretrial services" procedures to assess whether a defendant's release would pose a safety threat and to make sure they show up for their court dates."
According to the article, "On any given day, 46,000 Californians are behind bars in a county jail, awaiting trial or sentencing. Holding pretrial defendants in jail costs taxpayers over $100 daily, on average "
The bail industry says the measure would put 1,600 people out of business. "We'll be ruined," said James Rudisill, who runs a bail bonds business in downtown Oakland.
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Since AB 109, Prop 47 and 57 and probation assessments have worked so well, especially in Humboldt why not eliminate bail? Sometimes bail is unfair in some cases, but we already have arrest warrants out for people with bail, they need to think this through. Law enforcement does not need to chase down more arrest warrants for no shows, a daily and multiple occurrence in the local courts.