Bail Burden Keeps U.S. Jails Stuffed With Inmates

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    Bail Burden Keeps U.S. Jails Stuffed With Inmates : NPR

    Only a portion of the first part of what stands to be a third part tackle of this issue.

    It's a long read, yes, but it's well worth it. The numbers are staggering and so are the effects of this.
     
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    Fuck em
     
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    I heard that this afternoon.

    What an unbelievable waste of taxpayer's money. It would actually be cheaper for all of us if we paid the bond of these people.

    That fucking bail bondsman has my vote for biggest fucking asshole of all time.
     
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    He doesn't like you either
     
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    And that's saying quite bit considering the number of assholes. It is quite amazing to me how broken the prison system is and yet you never see really anyone talking about that little factoid.
     
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    Well...I don't know if anyone knew.

    I would hope we could all agree that this is a travesty of justice and the costs incurred are beyond what we should be paying.
     
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    Funny that this thread hasn't gotten much notice. I wonder why that is?
     
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    It doesn't have anything to do with partisan politics. People love a good argument. If you take a look at my thread history, threads which would make great discussions are ignored for the threads that have potential for partisan politics. It's a good case study for this board at the very least.
     
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    what? the bail bondsman only requires 10% and that makes him an asshole? he didn't set bail....he is doing the guy a favor...

    there are plenty of other options available to thsi person than stealing the blankets. churches, homeless organizations etc....there simply is no reason to steal a blanket when he could easily have recieved a place to stay or free clothes and blankets from orgs that help people with no money....

    if he had no access to those orgs and not having those blankets was basically life and death, then a different story
     
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