Money Bail

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TV News Story about California Bail System Featuring Clip of Executive Director Phil Telfeyan Testifying Before State Insurance Commissioner. Piece aired on KCBS in San Francisco on January 31, 2017

Radio Interview with Executive Director Phil Telfeyan about Money Bail on Southern California Public Radio on December 5, 2016

Executive Director Phil Telfeyan Speaking about Money Bail at The Davis Vanguard Court Watch Event on November 19, 2016


California’s Chief Justice Wants Bail System Overhauled by Dominic Fracassa for San Francisco Chronicle on October 24, 2017

California’s Chief Justice Calls for End to Cash Bail System by Maria Dinzeo for Courthouse News Service on October 24, 2017

Alabama Cities Agree to Stop Jailing People Too Poor to Post Bond by Amy Julia Harris for Reveal on December 8, 2016

California Lawmakers Want to Reform a Bail System They Say ‘Punishes the Poor for Being Poor’ by Jazmine Ulloa for The Los Angeles Times on December 4, 2016

S.F. City Attorney is Right: Cash Bail Can’t Be Defended by the Editorial Board for the San Francisco Chronicle on November 2, 2016

DOJ Asks 11th Cir. To Strike Down Cash Bail System by Lance J. Rogers for Bloomberg BNA on September 14, 2016

California Lawsuit Over the Cash Bail System Could Prompt Changes Across the US by Paul Elias for the Associated Press (here appearing in in The Los Angeles Times) on December 26, 2015

Why California Jails Poor People Unless They Pay The Bail Bondsman by Alan Pyke for ThinkProgress on November 3, 2015

Group Files Class-Action Complaint to Scrap S.F.’s Cash-Bail System by Evan Sernoffsky for the San Francisco Chronicle on October 29, 2015

Court by Court, Lawyers Fight Policies That Fall Heavily on the Poor by Shaila Dwan for The New York Times on October 23, 2015

Why Was Sandra Bland Still in Jail? by Leon Neyfakh for Slate on July 23, 2015

Following Lawsuit, Tiny St. Louis Suburb Ends Its ‘Illegal’ Bail System That Jailed the Poor by Ryan J. Reilly for Huffington Post on April 9, 2015