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Bill To End Cash Bail In California Moves Forward


A long-awaited compromise on an ambitious proposal to overhaul the way California treats people accused of crimes was unveiled Thursday and now faces one more hurdle — a vote in the state Assembly — before it can be sent to Gov. Jerry Brown.

The compromise would end cash bail in California by next fall. Changes made to the bill after months of talks between key players, including Brown, helped the measure clear a key legislative committee but left some of the vociferous critics of the current bail system unhappy with the agreement. Representatives of the ACLU of California, for example, said the organization will not support the legislation, Senate Bill 10.

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