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

In Fight Over Bail’s Fairness, a Sheriff Joins the Critics https://nyti.ms/2mppqJJ

practice of setting money bail, particularly for low-level offenses, has come under heavy criticism, and states like New Jersey and Maryland have sharply curtailed its use in recent months. A growing body of evidence shows that even a brief detention before trial can disrupt lives and livelihoods, make case outcomes worse and increase the likelihood that the defendant will commit future crimes. Putting a price on pretrial liberty can allow those with money to go free even if they are dangerous, and keep the poor in jail even if they are not.

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