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Zero-Bail Policy Instituted During Pandemic to End at San Diego County Jails


Last updated 5/13/2022 at 11:47pm

SAN DIEGO - A policy that reduced certain misdemeanor offenses to zero bail throughout the San Diego County jail system, which was instituted

to reduce the overall jail population during the COVID-19 pandemic will be rescinded as of Sunday, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said today.

The emergency bail modification enacted in early 2020 allowed those arrested for certain minor crimes such as drug possession or petty theft to

avoid custody, while those already in jail for those offenses and with no other pending cases were released on their own recognizance.

According to a s...

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