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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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New York Judge shakes up the bail system

Oct 16, 2015
Thousands of people are kept in jail pre-trial because they can't make bail.