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San Francisco Will No Longer Seek Cash Bail In Criminal Cases

The Hill-


San Francisco’s newly-elected district attorney Chesa Boudin announced that the city will no longer ask for cash bail for criminal defendants’ pretrial release. 

Boudin was sworn into office just two weeks ago after being elected to office in November. On Wednesday he made good on his central campaign promise to abolish cash bail. According to a statement posted on Twitter, prosecutors will use a “risk-based system” to determine if a defendant is likely to flee. 

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