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Innocence Is Irrelevant

August 09, 2017 | NewsLinks
According to the Prison Policy Initiative, 630,000 people are in jail on any given day, and 443,000 of them—70 percent—are in pretrial detention.

Bail: A fight to remove the price tag

August 02, 2017 | NewsLinks
Bail is supposed to make sure that a defendant returns for the court date, although critics say bail merely punishes people for being poor.

Opinion: It’s high time California reform bail system

July 24, 2017 | NewsLinks
(Subscription required) Money bail — a condition for pretrial release — was originally intended to ensure defendants returned to court for their hearings and to reduce the likelihood that someone released pretrial would cause harm to others.
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