You Decide in 60 Seconds: Prop 25

Posted at 4:47 PM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 19:51:36-04

Let's take a look at Proposition 25, an attempt to repeal California's SB-10 law eliminating the cash bail system. Instead, the state is setting up risk assessment boards. Those would make recommendations on whether suspects could be trusted to be released while awaiting trial.

Supporters say this is a better option than cash bail where wealthy people can buy their way out of jail, while those who can't afford bail are stuck behind bars.

A yes vote on Prop 25 keeps the new system and eliminates cash bail. It is supported by Governor Gavin Newsom and local Democratic leaders.

Opponents say this replaces the current bail system with computer-generated profiling of who should be released. A no vote would keep the cash bail system in place. The "No" side is backed by the bail bond industry, who spent the money to get this SB-10 repeal on the ballot.

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Key Dates and Deadlines in California

Mon, Oct. 5 - Nov. 2: Early Voting Begins: Dates and hours may vary based on where you live
Mon, Oct. 19: Online Voter Registration Deadline
Mon, Oct. 19: By Mail Voter Registration Postmarked By Date
Tue, Oct. 27: Request Mail-In Ballot Deadline
Tue, Nov. 3: In-Person Voter Registration Deadline
Tue, Nov. 3: Mail-In Postmarked By Date
Tue, Nov. 3: Mail-In Return in Person Deadline 8:00 PM