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In California, Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill to eliminate cash bail for those awaiting trial. The new law grants broad discretion to judges to hold or release defendants. But some opponents, including the ACLU, fear that these changes will…
In states across the country, a cash bail system can mean that poor defendants remain in jail while wealthier defendants go free. But a model to address those disparities began this year in New Jersey, which has launched some of…
By Megan Thompson, Mori Rothman
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