Establish broad policy for automatic pretrial release.

Target actors: Courts, prosecutors.

Local judiciaries can establish court rules requiring automatic pretrial release without conditions for certain types of charges. For example, courts might require automatic pretrial release for all charges that do not involve actual or threatened violence, sexual assault, or when people have outstanding warrants or other holds. Prosecutors can express public support for automatic pretrial release policies and, in the meantime, can tailor bail recommendations to the court to conform to the proposed policy.

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