Gov. Brown Signs Bill That Makes California First State To Eliminate Bail Before TrialThe bill will replace bail with a risk-assessment system, although it's still unclear how the system will work.
California Plan Would Revamp Bail System, Taking Money Out Of EquationMost suspects accused of nonviolent misdemeanors would be released within 12 hours of being booked in jail. People accused of serious, violent felonies would not be eligible for pretrial release.
California Lawmakers To Vote On Doing Away With Bail SystemThe proposed bill seeks to help defendants who can't afford bail.