In the fight against bail, a new group brings resources

Jan 19, 2018
Judges have long required people accused of crimes to pay bail. A new group called The Bail Project is seeking to bail lower-income people out of jails in cities across the country.
St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch says bail is necessary sometimes if somebody is a flight or safety risk. 
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If you can't pay bail, aren't you unfairly incarcerated?

Oct 20, 2016
Lots of people think so. And the money bail system is becoming increasingly controversial.
The U.S. Department of Justice has argued that fixed money bail for poor people violates their 14th amendment constitutional right to equal protection under the law.

Full interview: San Francisco district attorney on using algorithm to set bail

Aug 16, 2016
Can an algorithm be more just than a human?
Various regions across the country are testing a bail-setting algorithm.
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When you can't make bail

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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