Jones-Wright is a candidate for San Diego District Attorney. She says the current state of money-driven pretrial release is a far cry from what was originally intended.
“It is now archaic and just plain discriminatory,” she says. “I am a fan of New Jersey's reform model because it focuses on the right things: Will you re-offend? How likely are you to come back to court? Are you a danger to community? These are the factors that must be taken into account when considering pretrial detention.”