Tag: COVID-19


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Jul 2020

The Pandemic and Bail

What the COVID-19 Emergency Bail Schedule Taught Us In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the California Judicial Council announced an emergency bail schedule that would reduce bail to zero dollars for some offenders. The zero dollar bail schedule was recently rescinded with individual counties allowed to adopt independent measures as necessary. During the $0 bail schedule many people were released pretrial and...

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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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13

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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