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Opinion: Morantes Visits the Bail Association

Memo Morantes took the time to learn about the criminal justice system.

By Corrin Rankin, President of the San Mateo County Bail Association

On Thursday, Feb. 16, Memo Morantes met with the San Mateo County Bail Association.  Memo met with us because he wants to learn every aspect of the criminal justice system, and bail is an integral part of that system.

With the new prison realignment, jail overcrowding and plans for a replacement jail underway, Memo took the time to meet with us so he could ask questions and learn exactly what it is that we do and how the bail agencies in this county can help to ease the jail overcrowding at no cost to the taxpayers.  

The fact that he contacted us and took the time to learn, really says a lot about this candidate.  Since prison realignment and public safety are such major issues right now coming to us to learn shows that he is taking the safety of our community seriously and that it is his practice to make informed decisions.  

This is an important quality for any elected official.

Editor's Note: Memo Morantes is running for the District 4 Supervisor seat.

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