Tag: coronavirus


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Dec 2020

Orange County Required to Release Inmates Due to COVID-19

1,800 Inmates Ordered to Be Released by Local Judge   According to Fox News, 1,800 Orange County inmates were ordered to be released by a Superior Court judge amid concerns over rising coronavirus cases. Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes initially refused the release, citing that some had been locked up for violent crimes including “murder and child molestation,” as reported by Fox. In speaking to...

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19

Jun 2020

Judicial Council of California Votes to End Zero Dollar Bail

The Emergency Bail Schedule is Set to End June 20 In an effort to reduce the spread of coronavirus in jails and the surrounding community, the California Judicial Council and Chief Justice put into place a number of emergency measures. One of the most controversial measures included the implementation of an emergency statewide bail schedule which reduced bail to $0 for a number of offenses....

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May 2020

Zero Bail Order Sees Re-arrests within Days

California $0 Bail Order Results in Re-Arrests of Some Offenders In an effort to slow the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus, the California Judicial Council adopted 11 emergency rules including the approval of an Emergency Bail Schedule. The statewide Emergency Bail Schedule set bail at $0 for all misdemeanor and some felony offenses. The Judicial Council, in Emergency rule 4, made the application of the...

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