New California Law to End Cash Bail

By Christopher Zoukis On August 21, California’s legislature finished work on Senate Bill 10, also known as the California Money Bail Reform Act. It eliminates statewide the cash bail system and replaces it with the local courts’ assessment of whether a defendant would pose a serious risk if not incarcerated before trial. Governor Jerry Brown […]

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Influx of Immigration Detainees Swamps Federal Prisons

By Christopher Zoukis The Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” immigration crackdown announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in April, calls for referring for criminal prosecution all persons detained for illegal entry into this country. One highly controversial aspect of the new policy was that it meant separating minor children, who aren’t being charged with crimes, from their […]

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