“The Bail Project is the first of its kind in the Natural State and in its three weeks operating in Northwest Arkansas, it’s been able to pay for 20 people to walk out from behind bars.”
Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha N. Braveboy announced her office will no longer request cash bail as a condition of release, but some worry the change could lead to an increase in GPS monitoring or judges holding people without bond.
Risk assessment tools were supposed to make the way Kentucky courts released defendants from pretrial incarceration more fair. Instead, they benefited defendants who were whiter and wealthier than others, making disparities worse.
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