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System Bails Out Bondsmen – Not Those It’s Supposed to Serve…

January 22, 2010

Wow – just heard a really disturbing story on NPR on the way home tonight about just how screwed up our system of bail is in this county (my words – not theirs). From this first installment of the series, it really sounds like the system is in many cases a way for bail bond companies to line their own pockets while the American taxpayer (you and me) are stuck with paying to incarcerate many non-violent offenders who simply can’t afford to pay for bail.

Give the story a read (or listen) and see if it makes you as annoyed as it did me…

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