Aug. 3, 2017: CAPITOL WEEKLY - Bail: A fight to remove the price tag

August 03, 2017

Bail is supposed to make sure that a defendant returns for the court date, although critics say bail merely punishes people for being poor.

Legislation is moving through the Capitol to try to resolve this issue, but it is fiercely opposed by the bail agents and bounty hunters who make their living assuring the courts that skittish defendants will show up.

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