Few issues are as polarizing as gun control. Similarly, the pre-trial treatment of people charged with crimes also elicits strong emotions on both sides. The SAFE-T Act was the Legislature’s attempt to create a fairer criminal justice system regarding detention standards for the accused. Support and disdain for the legislation is ratcheting up as the implementation date of Jan. 1, 2023, approaches for many of the more controversial provisions, including the end of cash bail.

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