It’s been said that there are two justice systems– one for the rich and famous and one for the rest of us. At the heart of that contention is the bail system. Most people in jail simply can’t afford to buy their freedom and more than three-quarters of jail inmates haven’t even been convicted of a crime. Why do some people stay locked up while others go free? Is it because of their risk to the public, their danger of running away, or is it merely the size of their wallet?
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