Grossmont College Senate Bill 10 And Case Of Joseph Edward Duncan Discussion According to the ACLU, bail reform is mandatory to reduce mass incarceration.
Grossmont College Senate Bill 10 And Case Of Joseph Edward Duncan Discussion According to the ACLU, bail reform is mandatory to reduce mass incarceration. “The original purpose of bail was to serve as an incentive to return to court when a person is arrested, released, and their case proceeds. However, the current money bail system has little to do with this original intent. Rather it has mutated into a way to separate people who have money from those who dont. People with money can almost always buy their way to freedom, regardless of the charges against them. Yet people without access to cash too often end up in jail simply because they cannot afford bail, or alternatively they must take out loans from bail companies that charge exorbitant fees.”
On August 28, 2018, Governor Brown for the State of California signed Senate Bill 10 eliminating the current cash bail system. Review Senate Bill 10 from the link below. Watch the brief video on bail from the link below.
I. Read Senate Bill 10 (Links to an external site.)
II. Watch Bail Video (Links to an external site.)
Q: What is the significance of Senate Bill 10? Support your response with researched information not just your opinion.
III. Review the video on the Joseph Edward Duncan case from the link below. Duncan was released on bond after allegations of sexual molestation of a young boy.
Joseph Edward Duncan (Links to an external site.) (Links to an external site.)
Question: If you were the judge would you have released him on bail. Explain your rationale.