Why The ACLU Opposes California’s Move To End Cash Bail
Thursday, August 30, 2018
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Margaret Dooley-Sammuli, criminal justice and drug policy director, ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties
This week, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill to end cash bail for suspects awaiting trial.
The American Civil Liberties Union initially supported the measure, but after changes to the bill, the group is now opposed. The ACLU said the law trades one inequitable system for another and may actually lead to more incarceration.
Margaret Dooley-Sammuli, director of criminal justice and drug policy at the ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties, talks about why the ACLU is disappointed with the law Thursday on Midday Edition.
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