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Let's End Poverty Jailing in California

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 2:45pm PDT
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It’s estimated that about 50,000 people in California jails are there simply because they are too poor to pay their bail.  These legally innocent people often lose their jobs, housing, and custody of their children. If they are undocumented, they risk deportation. Most pose little threat to public safety, yet California taxpayers spend billions of dollars each year keeping them in jail. Hear about the emerging California Bail Reform Campaign followed by reflections on how the broader national and CA political context relates to our work in the criminal justice sphere.

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