The Public Health Harms of the Money Bail System

All Californians want healthy families and safe communities, and most of us believe our criminal justice system should protect us without putting our health in jeopardy. Yet the state’s money bail system damages public health, compromising the safety and well being of those who are held in jail, their families, and the communities they return to. This document provides a brief summary of these public health harms of the money bail system. Read more.