California moving closer to a zero-bail system for misdemeanors, low-level felonies

Author: Richard Allyn

May 26, 2021

Cash bail in California may soon become a thing of the past for misdemeanors and many non-violent felonies. The state senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would require that judges set zero bail for these crimes. Supporters of the move say that the cash bail system is unconstitutional, unfairly penalizing communities of color.