Mama Says! Blog — Category: SB-10

Bail is Still Alive

In 2018, our legislature approved, and Governor Brown signed into law SB-10 (Senate Bill 10). This bill essentially replaces cash bail, property bail, pretrial release, and surety bail with a county-based system. The new system will rely on probation departments to provide pretrial services. It will also use risk-assessment tools to gauge whether a person […]

California Supreme Court To Move Forward With SB-10

The California Supreme Court decided to move forward with Senate Bill 10 (SB-10), even though thee bill remains on hold until a referendum vote this November. They’ve already begun implementing the policies laid out in the bill, and have spent $68 million of taxpayer dollars in the process. Where Did The $68 Million Go? When […]

California Bail Reform Bill on Hold Until 2020 Referendum

According to The Los Angeles Times: After the passing of Senate Bill 10 in California by ex-Governor Jerry Brown last year, the state prepared for an overhaul of the cash bail system. However, the bail industry, armed with over 400,000 signatures, passed a referendum forcing the bill to be put on hold until after November […]

California Voters Get a Say in Cash Bail Reform

According to the Visalia Times Delta: Senate Bill 10 and the California cash bail reformation has been postponed until after the November, 2020, election in which California voters will get to vote on whether or not to reform the cash bail system in the state. Is Reforming the Cash Bail System a Good Idea? While […]

Bail Reform Senate Bill 10

The California cash bail system has been almost completely reformed as of the passing of Senate Bill 10. As quoted by ex-Governor Jerry Brown: “California reforms its bail system so that rich and poor alike are treated fairly,” – Jerry Brown of California This bill represents a huge change in the current California cash bail […]