Are you a public health or medical professional working in California?
Sign on to our letter of support and forward widely to other health professionals in your network!
The money bail system locks up tens of thousands of Californians who have not been convicted of a crime, simply because they can’t afford to pay bail. This system is unjust, and it also harms public health (for more, see also a recent op-ed by Dr. Lello Tesema).
The CA Money Bail Reform Act would reduce the number of people held simply because they can’t pay bail, and establish pretrial services agencies to guide court decisions and ensure people return for court dates. For more information, read a summary of the legislation from the CA Budget and Policy Center.