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California's Bail Bond System in Review?

May 16, 2018

Tonight Your Legal Rights invites three guests well-prepared to consider whether bail reform is about to be on legislative &/or judicial agendas in 2018 and beyond. Host Jeffrey Hayden welcomes San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, and Corrin Rankin, past Chair of the Board of the CA Bail Agents Association. Questions for Jeff and his guests? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

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If you can’t afford bail in this country, you get stuck in jail until your trial. Many have said it’s a system that's biased against the poor.

San Francisco's bail system on the stand

Mar 2, 2016
Lisa Bartfai

 

Dora Torres is spending the better part of a hot Monday afternoon at Bail Hotline Bail Bonds trying to get her boyfriend Mark Mabutas out of jail. He was arrested in October, charged with mayhem, criminal threats, and assault with a deadly weapon. It has taken Torres months of raising money to try and bail him out today.

 

Daily news roundup for Thursday, June 25, 2015

Jun 25, 2015
Johanna Varner / KQED Science

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Reductions to bail rates divide S.F. legal community // SF Chronicle

"An attempt by San Francisco Superior Court judges to bring bail amounts into line with surrounding Bay Area counties has set off a firestorm of controversy in the legal community.

Your Call: Is the bail bond system broken?

May 28, 2014