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"California Supreme Court shrinks role of cash bail in jailings"

This article originally appeared on The Mercury News

 In a landmark ruling yesterday, California’s Supreme Court moved a significant step closer to ending cash bail - a system that forces millions into jail pre-trial who cannot afford to pay.

Fellow Gina Clayton-Johnson, founder of Oakland-based Essie Justice Group, says bail is the mechanism that has made mass incarceration possible.

Fellow Raj Jayadev’s Silicon Valley De-Bug is one of the groups that shepherded this case. Raj says advocates plan to station workers in courtrooms to further ensure fair decisions.

Read more about yesterday's ruling and the Fellows championing bail reform.

‘Gigantic momentous decision’