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The bail system is just unfair to the poor

If judges feel a person is a danger to society, they won’t make them eligible for bail. That’s what Kerry Kennedy, president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, said when her organization announced a n... read more

Judge says Houston-area bail system unfair to poor offenders

HOUSTON (AP) - A judge rebuked Houston-area authorities for imposing a bail system that’s unfair to people arrested for lesser offenses who are detained for long periods because they’re unable to pay ... read more

Judge in Houston strikes down county’s bail system, saying it’s unfair to the poor

A federal judge in Houston has overturned the county’s bail system for people charged with low-level crimes ... pushing for the reforms because they can say, ‘Look, it’s not just an unwise use of coun... read more

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Court upholds ruling that Houston bail system is unfair

In her ruling, which was stayed pending Tuesday's decision, Rosenthal said the bail system violated equal protection rights ... "I think some people were expecting a massive release, but it's really j... read more


To Fix 'Unfair' Bail System, Will California Copy Kentucky?

He contends California's use of bail has spun out of control—costing five times the national average, and leaving thousands of poor people behind bars awaiting trial while the rich go free. "The syste... read more

Federal judge rules that Harris County bail system is unfair to the poor

A federal judge in Houston has ruled Harris County's bail system is unconstitutional ... claiming they were held because they were too poor to come up with bail money. With this ruling, the District A... read more

26 Billionaires Own The Same Wealth As The Poorest 3.8 Billion People

The gap between rich and poor is fracturing society, poisoning politics and fueling public anger, according to a new report from anti-poverty nonprofit Oxfam, which found that last year just 26 people ... read more

Courts Jail the Poor, Rich Go Free

Otherwise, he said, judges will keep setting bail amounts that put the poor behind bars. “Money has no place in a fair and effective pretrial system ... “And it just is not true.” read more

In California, Criminal Justice Reform Offers a Lesson for the Nation

Big bail companies have raised $3 million to overturn a recent California law that ends the cash bail system, which critics have long ... end up locking up more people in a manner that would be unfair ... read more

Bail reform is a mess in Dallas County. It didn’t have to be

There is an old legal maxim that is taking on new relevance in Dallas County just now: “Justice delayed is justice ... as Dallas County scrambles to meet feds' deadline to remake bail system Here’s wh... read more

California’s historic overhaul of cash bail is now on hold, pending a 2020 referendum

A landmark law to abolish California’s money bail system has been put on hold until voters decide ... and collecting more than enough signatures to qualify the measure in just two months. “We’re grate... read more



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