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The Minnesota Freedom Fund raises donations to bail out protesters

Jun 1, 2020
The organization has been fighting against the concept of cash bail.
A memorial is left for George Floyd, a Black Minneapolis man who died on Monday after a white police officer, Derek Chauvin, kneeled on his neck.
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New Jersey eliminates cash bail for people accused of some crimes

Jan 9, 2017
A study in 2013 found that nearly 40 percent of people in New Jersey jails were only there because they could not afford to pay their bail.
A police station in Newark, New Jersey.
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When you can't make bail

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Jul 27, 2016
For some people, posting even small bonds can be a huge burden.
A man walks by a bail bonds shop in Reading, Pennsylvania.
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