2. Bail.

Although the Courts determine the bail system, I will transmit to the judiciary our strong preferences, including the following:

a) DOJ's presumptive bail request for misdemeanors will be "release on own recognizance" (ROR) or unsecured bail, with the exception of crimes involving child victims, violence, and domestic violence.

b) Deputies are encouraged to seek a reduction of bail for defendants held solely on misdemeanor offenses whose cases do not resolve during a scheduled calendar (unless the offenses involve child victims, violence, or domestic violence).

Further, I am sending a letter to the Courts requesting that all currently held defendants who meet the above criteria be brought to court for a review of their conditions as soon as possible.