Dec 12, 2014

Program could overhaul O.C. bail system so it's not just those who can afford it getting out of jail - The Orange County Register

More inmates could walk out of Orange County jails without posting bail under a plan that uses a risk assessment – not cash – to make sure they show up to court. Critics call it a get-out-of-jail card at the expense of taxpayers and bail companies, but proponents argue it’s an improvement to a system that currently determines who gets out of jail largely by who can afford it. “Bail is not a...

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