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Jay Z Goes After Bail Bond Industry

Too many minorities are locked up because they can't afford to post bond, he writes

(Newser) - Jay Z is surely having a memorable Father's Day , but he's also using the occasion to push a serious issue: the plight of people stuck in jail because they can't afford bail. As he writes in Time , the celeb is talking about people merely accused of a... More »

World Frowns on American For-Profit Bail System

Critics find private system unfair, corrupt; it's also effective

(Newser) - For the rest of the world, America’s bail bonds industry is a horrifying concept. Bail bondsmen are a private, commercial wing of the US justice system, putting up defendants’ bail in exchange for a non-refundable fee, the New York Times explains. To critics, the system is unfair and corrupt,... More »

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