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Countywide – Inmates Released From Jail Under New Statewide Rule

The Judicial Council of California has issued a new rule during the Coronavirus epidemic that eliminates bail for nearly all misdemeanors and some low grade felony charges. As a result, any person who is booked or is awaiting trial in a county jail in California will have zero bail if they are in custody for qualifying charges.  In the Ventura County Jail system, this has resulted in 77 inmates who qualified for immediate release from custody.