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California’s Bail System: Reform or Abolish? (Part 1)

The money bail system was designed to ensure that people charged with an offense return to court for trial. In practice, however, it rewards those who can afford to pay and punishes those who cannot.

The California Legislature Approves Additional $270 Million for Jail Construction

On June 15, the California Legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) 844, creating yet another allocation for local criminal justice facility construction.

Governor Brown Proposes Additional $250 Million in Adult Facility Construction Funding

Governor Brown’s 2016-2017 budget proposal increases state spending on local criminal justice facilities, while limiting competition for funds.

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