What's wrong with the bail system in the US
There are about 450,000 people in county and local jails awaiting trial. While arrested on suspicion of wrongdoing, these people are legally innocent and studies suggest the majority of them are there simply because they cannot pay bail. For others, bail bonds offer a way out at a price. The industry rakes in an estimated $2 billion per year in fees charged for posting people's bail. Now, a movement is growing to reform the use of bail. But are the solutions any better?
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