Demand to Change Santa Clara County Policy That Incarcerates Those Who Can't Afford Bail

Editor's Note:

On June 5th, 2023 the ACLU and the Stanford Law School Criminal Defense Clinic, on behalf of SV De-Bug, filed this demand letter calling on Santa Clara County to change their directive which bars "people with arrest warrants from accessing court except by undergoing incarceration before arraignment."

(Click letter to read as pdf)