Kamala Harris, Rand Paul introduce bail reform bill – The Mercury News


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Kamala Harris, Rand Paul introduce bail reform bill
The Mercury News
But California wouldn't be eligible for a grant under Harris' bill, at least not yet — a state bail reform proposal was voted down in the state Assembly last month after staunch opposition from the bail bonds industry. The state bill would have
SPLC encourages Congress to support bill that seeks to replace money bail for minor offensesSouthern Poverty Law Center
New legislation encourages states to end discriminatory 'money bail' practiceThe Guardian
Kamala Harris wants to offer states money to end “money bail” systems that are often discriminatoryMic

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Arizona courts back away from cash-bail system; bond companies worried – AZCentral.com


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Arizona courts back away from cash-bail system; bond companies worried
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The move is energizing criminal-justice reform advocates but stoking fear among the state's bailbonds companies, whose industry faces certain death should courts stop imposing financial release conditions. Joshua Burns, president of Quick Bail Inc. in …

US Supreme Court hits county in contentious bail bond case – Houston Chronicle


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US Supreme Court hits county in contentious bail bond case
Houston Chronicle
The U.S. Supreme Court dealt another blow Wednesday to Harris County's controversial bail system, refusing to halt a court order even as county officials began releasing more than 100 misdemeanor inmates who couldn't afford to post cash bonds.
US Supreme Court justice denies Harris County request in bail caseChron.com
High Court Rejects Texas County's Bid to Stop Release of Poor InmatesCourthouse News Service

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