We are requesting that Governor Jerry Brown veto Senate Bill 10 (SB 10), which will radically change California’s criminal justice system. There were various issues with the bill since its inception such as its effect on public safety, cost, and the use of risky algorithms that have proven to be biased. These issues were never fully addressed because the sponsors rammed this reckless bill through the legislature.
The bill will create pre-conviction probation statewide in California and drastically expand preventative detention, which is the opposite of what the bill was supposedly meant to do. This will lead to the mass incarceration of people and create further injustices.