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Guilty Until Proven Innocent: The Problem with Money Bail

Francesca Forrest Communities & Banking, Summer 2015 issue
The bail system affects the poor disproportionately, and the legal outcomes for those who await trial behind bars are much worse than the outcomes for those who don't. The work of Pretrial Services Agency shows that alternatives to bail exist.

Too Many People in Jail? Abolish Bail

Maya Schenwar New York Times
This is a national problem. Across the United States, most of the people incarcerated in local jails have not been convicted of a crime but are awaiting trial. And most of those are waiting in jail not because of any specific risk they have been deemed to pose, but because they can’t pay their bail. In other words, we are locking people up for being poor. This is unjust. We should abolish monetary bail outright.
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