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Yes, Innocent People Sit In Jail In The USA...Because Money

You will not believe this video about the US Money Bail Rip Off. Except you will. Reports from the Pretrial Justice Institute indicate that reforming the bail system would, you know, save taxpayers
In Fight Over Bail’s Fairness, a Sheriff Joins the Critics

In Fight Over Bail’s Fairness, a Sheriff Joins the Critics

In a Houston lawsuit, officials are defending a system that jails the poor, but the D.A. and sheriff say they can’t support it.

In Texas Court: ‘Your Bond Just Went Up’

These videos were played in court during a lawsuit in Texas over bail fairness. In one, a hearing officer sets a $5,000 bond for a man arrested on charges of illegally sleeping under a freeway
Judge in Houston Strikes Down Harris County’s Bail System

Judge in Houston Strikes Down Harris County’s Bail System

Christina Swarns of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund in October in Washington. Ms. Swarns, who had filed a brief in support of the plaintiffs, called the Harris County ruling “a shot
The Pretrial Profit System: How Corporations Make Billions Arresting Poor Blacks

The Pretrial Profit System: How Corporations Make Billions Arresting Poor Blacks

In 2008, 18-year-old Demorrea Tarver was out with some friends when he was stopped by the police. Officers found a handgun in the handbag of a minor who was riding with Tarver (Tarver said he didn’t

Bail denied for NSA leaker who wanted to “burn the White House down”

“I’m pretty, white and cute." The post Bail denied for NSA leaker who wanted to “burn the White House down” appeared first on Hot Air.
New Jersey Bond Businesses Eye New Growth, From Immigrants

New Jersey Bond Businesses Eye New Growth, From Immigrants

Scott Berlin, owner of Berlin Bail Bonds, a company his father founded in Newark in 1930. More businesses like Mr. Berlin’s are finding immigration bail to be a lucrative niche.
Defendants Can’t Be Jailed Solely Because of Inability to Post Bail, Judge Says

Defendants Can’t Be Jailed Solely Because of Inability to Post Bail, Judge Says

Timothy C. Evans, Cook County’s chief judge, administering the oath of office to Mayor Rahm Emanuel of Chicago in 2015.
Judge to alleged domestic terrorist: No bail for you

Judge to alleged domestic terrorist: No bail for you

Denial. The post Judge to alleged domestic terrorist: No bail for you appeared first on Hot Air.

SCOTUS cases you should be paying close attention to

Back in session with a full bench after the months-long bitter political battle filling the seat that finally went to Neil Gorsuch last April, the Supreme Court’s upcoming docket is jam-packed with
Bronx Charity Founder Wants to Pay Bail for Poor Defendants Nationwide

Bronx Charity Founder Wants to Pay Bail for Poor Defendants Nationwide

Robin Steinberg will oversee the Bail Project, the first nationwide fund designed to post bail for indigent defendants.
You can use your computer’s spare power to fund bail for US defendants

You can use your computer’s spare power to fund bail for US defendants

A new app can use your personal computer’s unused power to mine cryptocurrency, and then direct the funds to make bail payments for US defendants.…
Oh my: Northern California shooter was out on $160K bail

Oh my: Northern California shooter was out on $160K bail

"His neighbors had complained he had fired multiple rounds for days before this rampage..." The post Oh my: Northern California shooter was out on $160K bail appeared first on Hot Air.

You can now mine cryptocurrency to pay for people’s bail

With bitcoin surging past $8,000 Friday, the cryptocurrency gold rush is on. But one charity is trying to use interest in cryptocurrencies for a higher calling: pay bail for people who can’t afford
#FreeMeekMill: Judge Ordered to Rule on Rapper’s Petition for Bail ‘Without Further Delay’

#FreeMeekMill: Judge Ordered to Rule on Rapper’s Petition for Bail ‘Without Further Delay’

The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas judge presiding over the case of rapper Meek Mill was ordered by the Pennsylvania Superior Court on Tuesday to make a decision on the rapper’s application for
Appolition Is the App That Takes Spare Change and Turns It Into Bail Money

Appolition Is the App That Takes Spare Change and Turns It Into Bail Money

When it comes to incarceration, being able to be granted bail, and then come up with the bail money, are two of main components that keep people locked up. According to National Bail Out, on a daily

Ethics Expert Weighs In On Manafort's Dealings With Russian Intel: 'Send Him Back To The Slammer!'

Breaking news coming out of DC regarding Paul Manafort and it isn't looking good. Here's the short version: he tried to circumvent his bail conditions and gag order and was discovered to be ghost
Even Imperfect Algorithms Can Improve the Criminal Justice System

Even Imperfect Algorithms Can Improve the Criminal Justice System

Bail decisions have traditionally been made by judges relying on intuition and personal preference. Algorithms often yield immediate benefits: Jail populations can decline without hurting public
Even Imperfect Algorithms Can Improve the Criminal Justice System

Even Imperfect Algorithms Can Improve the Criminal Justice System

Bail decisions have traditionally been made by judges relying on intuition and personal preference. Algorithms often yield immediate benefits: Jail populations can decline without hurting public