Santa Clara County Considers Change to Bail System - NBC Bay Area

    Santa Clara County Considers Change to Bail System

    Supervisors will consider a plan to overhaul Santa Clara County's bail system for people accused of minor or non-violent crimes. Supervisors will vote on reforms, including new release options for low-income and low-risk defendants. It would also include a new community-based program to help post bail for low-income defendants. If that program is approved, it would be the first of its kind in the state. (Published Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017) Supervisors will consider a plan to overhaul Santa Clara County's bail system for people accused of minor or non-violent crimes. See More