Cash Bail or Risk Algorithm: Will California’s Prop 25 Replace Racism with More Racism?

California’s Prop 25 on this year’s ballot would replace cash bail with a risk assessment algorithm. Civil Rights and justice reform groups have fought for years to eliminate cash bail as it discriminates against the poor, primarily people of color. Now some of those same groups team with bail bondsmen to fight Proposition 25, which some say replaces racism with more racism.

Background Resource:
California May Replace Cash Bail with Algorithms, But Some Worry That Will Be Less Fair
[NBC News, October 17, 2020]

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