Friday, July 10, 2009

In an effort to reduce jail overcrowding, pretrial release programs were originally designed to release non-violent, first-time offenders and indigent defendants who were unable to post a bail bond. Today however, defendants charged with serious offenses who have lengthy criminal histories, failures to appear and violations of probation are released using our tax dollars. Pretrial release programs are competing with private enterprise to do a service the private surety bail industry does with no tax dollars!

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