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Positive Efforts Toward Decreasing California's Pretrial Population

Unsentenced individuals comprise over 60% of California's statewide jail population. Therefore, decreasing the number of people detained pretrial can alleviate unnecessary use of jail beds and improve overall public safety outcomes.

Justice Policy Journal – Volume 10, Number 2 – Fall 2013

Articles on veterans, juvenile diversion program volunteers, court-ordered mentoring for adjudicated youth, pretrial publicity, and punishing racial and ethnic minority student athletes.

Little Hoover Commission recommends use of risk/needs assessment in jails

Realignment has elevated concern regarding the intersection of the bail industry and California’s un-sentenced jail population. Many advocates have expressed concern that a significant number of this un-sentenced population remains confined to local county jails solely due to their inability to meet the monetary obligations of their set bail.   The concerns of a diverse group of stakeholders lead the Little Hoover Commission to examine the issue in late 2012.

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