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Don't let bail reform languish : County supervisors should push ahead on pretrial fairness pending a state referendum on money bail.

Feb 05, 2019 - Los Angeles Times

With California's historic law to do away with money bail on hold pending a 2020 voter referendum, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is focusing on its own bail reform efforts. That's as it should be. The county encompasses about a third of the state's population, a third of its arrests, a third of its accused -- and more than a third of its residents who are living in poverty. It also has thousands of people, including many who are un-sentenced and un-convicted, sitting in jail only b...