California is poised to get rid of cash bail

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The state assembly passed a bill on Monday that would eliminate money bail -- that means no more cash or bonds to get out. Low level offenders would be released. For serious crimes, judges would use a formula to decide who should be held or released pre-trial. We speak with the sponsor of the bill, who says it’s the toughest work he’s ever done; and hear from the ACLU, which is opposed to the bill.

Credits

Guests:
Bob Hertzberg - California State Senator (district 18), co-author of Senate Bill 10, Margaret Dooley-Sammuli - Deputy campaign manager of Yes on 5, Deputy State director in Southern California for the Drug Policy Alliance

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole, Yael Even Or