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These 6 St. Louisans have dedicated their lives to making our community a better place. And they’re each doing it their own way

How’s the recently passed minimum wage increase going to affect some St. Louisans struggling to make ends meet?

NYC still hasn’t installed 24/7 bail windows in Bronx and Staten Island courts – NY Daily News

“It’s shameful that the correction department’s continued disregard for the law has our clients spending needless hours incarcerated after bail has been posted,”

Project in Spokane will bail accused people out of jail in bid to even the field

Sabrina Ryan and Angel Tomeo Sam had an incredibly busy few days last week…

From posting bail to legal aid: NGOs go into overdrive at border

Victor* first came to the United States in 2006. He left his village in the mountains…

The presumption of innocence comes with a hefty price tag. The Bail Project aims to change that

When he was arrested in Detroit on charges of property damage on Aug. 5, Winston Lee Quiney’s…

How Detroit’s lone ‘bail disruptor’ is trying to reform criminal justice

Rasha Almulaiki is at work inside Detroit’s Division II Wayne County Jail, trying to…

This bail fund is trying to disrupt ‘a two-tier system of justice’ – Brief But Spectacular

There’s a cascade of dire problems that can occur even if you’re only in jail for one day…

Replacing One Bad Bail System With Another

California’s new system appear to attack wealth-based detention. But it fails to redress…

Dateline

Watch Dateline (Season 2018, Episode 83118) of Dateline or get episode…

Inside a program that pays bail for people who can’t afford it

So far, The Bail Project has bailed out 1,500 people across the country.

Disrupting Bail: An Innovative Criminal Justice Reform Idea Gains Momentum-And Funders

In the fight against American mass incarceration, bail reform…

Robin Steinberg: Poverty Is Not A Crime – New Yorkers For Justice – Medium

Robin Steinberg, founder of The Bail Project, has based her life’s work…

How the bail system in the US became such a mess – and how it can be fixed

Here’s a look at how the unfair bail system came to be…

Cash bail must be eliminated, but ‘risk assessments’ aren’t the tool to do it

New California law reflects problematic trend. It exchanges cash bail for…

When the justice system is unjust, cash bail harms poor most – LEO Weekly

The blanket use of cash bail by some judges for lesser, nonviolent crimes…

“This is no way to run a justice system”: Detroit nonprofit works toward a future without bail

One of the core philosophies of U.S. criminal law is the presumption…

One woman’s plan to reform a bail system that disadvantages poor defendants

Too frequently, bail doesn’t work the way it was intended. Robin Steinberg has…

The Bail Project coming to Tulsa in nationwide initiative to help low-income defendants

Supporters say it will cut back on the costs of keeping people in jail…

60: “The great lie at the heart of the criminal justice system”

Many people arrested for low-level offenses get bail set at amounts…

The Great Bail-Out: Reform project looks to free thousands

The Bail Project is a bold new criminal justice initiative, with roots in the South Bronx…

Bronx Charity Founder Wants to Pay Bail for Poor Defendants Nationwide

Her new initiative, called the Bail Project, hopes to free 150,000…

Bail “disrupters” aim to free 160,000 people from U.S. jails

Reformers backed by $30 million from the wealthy and influential have…

National Fund Starting to Help Bail Defendants Out of Jail

A national effort is launching that aims to help low-income defendants get out of jail…

Nonprofit will use $16 million bail fund to free people from American jails, including in St. Louis

The Bail Project has a goal of freeing 160,000 people in five years.

Bail Reformers Aren’t Waiting for Bail Reform

They’re using charity to set poor defendants free.

The Problem with NYC’s Bail Reform

It trades one burden for another.