California proposes end to cash bails.

In alleged efforts to create a fairer bond system the state of California has initiated new legislation titled “Proposition 25” to appear on the Nov. 3 ballots. If passed this bill would replace cash bails with a coded process using “algorithms” to determine detainees eligibility for release. Do you think this proposal would further strengthen systematic racial bias or is this kind of measure long over due?

Update: Proposition 25 was rejected in the 2020 California state election therefore cash will continue to be king in a system that is supposed to surround itself around justice.


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