Friday, July 10, 2009

When someone is released into the Orange County, Florida jail's Pretrial Release program, they are required to either have a brief weekly face-to-face contact with a jail staffer or they have to call into an automated system weekly or monthly. Only the automated call-in system costs the defendant any money and then only $19 every three months! Our tax dollars are paying to "supervise" defendants in this manner during an 8-to-5 shift. If a defendant fails to appear for any court-related hearing, more tax dollars are spent to re-arrest them and then they sit in jail on a "no bond" status.

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