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The Future of Cash Bail in California

June 17, 202112:00 pm1:00 pm Online


California is on the cutting edge of criminal justice reforms that aim to reduce incarceration while protecting public safety. In the 2020 election, Californians voted down a proposition to eliminate cash bail. Since then, the state supreme court has upheld the Humphrey decision, which says that judges need to take into account a defendant’s ability to pay when setting bail. Our panel will explore the implications of the Humphrey decision for defendants, what we’ve learned from San Francisco’s implementation of Humphrey since January 2018, and the challenges that counties may face in implementing the decision.

Space is limited; we encourage you to register early. The Zoom link and detailed instructions will be provided a few days before the event. If you have any questions, or if you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact events1@berkeley.edu with as much advance notice as possible.