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Prop 25 Fails: California Voters Reject Initiative To Replace Cash Bail System

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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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Prop 25 Results: Voters Reject Statewide Initiative To Replace Cash Bail

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