California Judges Must Weigh Ability To Pay Bail, State Supreme Court RulesThe California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that judges must consider suspects’ ability to pay when they set bail, essentially requiring that indigent defendants be freed unless they are deemed too dangerous to be released awaiting trial.
Man Whose Case Inspired State Bail Reform Released From JailA suspect in a 2017 robbery, whose case inspired a landmark state appeals court ruling challenging the state's bail system earlier this year, was released from a San Francisco jail Wednesday after spending nearly a year in custody.
San Francisco Man At Heart Of California Bail Reform Case Still JailedSan Francisco prosecutors argued that a 64-year-old man who stole $5 and a bottle of cologne from his neighbor is a risk to public safety.
U.S. Judge Orders Release Of Homeless Man Who Couldn't Pay $330K BailA homeless man who couldn't afford $330,000 bail while awaiting trial on burglary and auto theft charges has been released from a San Francisco jail on the order of a federal judge in the city.
San Francisco Public Defender Is Challenging Every Criminal Case In Which Bail Is SetBreaking with the norm, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi has announced plans to challenge every single criminal case in which bail is set for the defendant.
San Francisco Senior Accused Of Petty Crime Fighting $350,000 BailA 64-year-old San Francisco man who has been in jail for four months because he is unable to post $350,000 bail, takes on California's money bail system.
Effort To Reform California Bail System Stalls In The LegislatureAn effort to reform California's bail system has stalled in the state legislature.
Bail Reform Proposed To Help Poor Defendants In Santa Clara CountyReforms to the bail system could soon open jail cells in Santa Clara County, allowing hundreds of people waiting for their day in court to walk free.