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A growing body of evidence suggests that it’s possible to reduce or even eliminate the use of money bail without increasing crime.
How high or low bond is isn’t a measure of how severe the state considers a crime.
Adam H. Johnson
Despite accounting for less than 12 percent of the state’s adult population, roughly 40 percent of all bail bonds were issued in cases involving a Black defendant.
The bail bonds industry was caught overcharging 50,000 families $6 million over 14 years, according to SPLC.
Low-income women are fueling bail industry profits—and getting harmed in the process.