California is now the first state to abolish the cash bail system.

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 10 into law Tuesday. A new risk assessment system will replace the current bail system. Californians awaiting trial, except those with certain misdemeanors, will be assessed by the courts as either low, medium or high risk.

California lawmaker Rob Bonta says the cash bail system “punishes poor people for being poor.”

via California reforms the state’s bail bond system – AOL News

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California reforms the state’s bail bond system – AOL News

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