Nico Savidge reported for the San Jose Mercury News: Prop 25 failed, but California’s fight over cash bail is far from overCase before state Supreme Court could overhaul bail system critics say is unjust. He interviewed San Francisco Public Defender Mano Raju about the future of bail reform. The Humphrey case, which will be heard by the California Supreme Court, originated in the San Francisco Public Defender’s Office. If the CA Supreme Court upholds the appellate court’s decision in Humphrey, then judges must take into account a person’s ability to pay when setting bail and consider alternatives to pretrial incarceration.

“I don’t think we needed Prop 25. to defeat the bail bonds industry — Humphrey can do it,” said San Francisco Public Defender Mano Raju, whose office was one of those that soured on the [prop 25] risk assessment system.


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