Prop 25 Fails: California Voters Reject Initiative To Replace Cash Bail System
California voters have rejected an initiative that would have largely replaced the cash bail system, according to the Associated Press.
Proposition 25 would have upheld a state law passed last year that ended pre-trial detention and cash bail for people accused of most misdemeanors. Those accused of the most violent and serious crimes would have remained locked up.
For most crimes in between, a judge would have used a computerized risk-assessment system to determine whether a detainee posed a flight risk or a public safety risk. That assessment would not have taken into account how much money a person had.
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