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Six Years of Bail Reform in Cuyahoga County: A Timeline
How public pressure, inhumane jail conditions, and informal agreements reshaped the Cuyahoga County bail system.
Cuyahoga County Judges Vowed to Reform the Bail System. Here’s What Happened.
Court officials informally changed their bail-setting practices for felony cases. Now, fewer people have to pay to get out of jail, a Marshall Project analysis shows.
The Basics of Bail in Ohio
How do people get out of jail while they’re accused of a crime?
September 4, 2018
Dallas County’s Secret Bail Machine
A lawsuit is challenging private hearings that take just seconds.
Mustafa Z. Mirza
August 6, 2018
Senators Take Aim at Bail Industry Backers
Cory Booker and Sherrod Brown, both Democrats, want answers from the insurance industry.
July 13, 2018
Petty Charges, Princely Profits
But a haven for bail bondsmen is getting less friendly.
July 13, 2018
How We Reported Our Mississippi Bond Story: A Guide to Our Methodology
A unique database offered an unprecedented look at the lucrative business.
October 22, 2017
Bad Bail Practices and Immigration Policy Led To My Client’s Death At Rikers
Selmin Feratovic might be alive today if not for our deeply broken system.
June 1, 2017
I’m a Bail Bondsman Who’s Tired of Being Demonized
A small business owner fights back against changes in the bail industry.
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August 23, 2016
Bail Reformers Aren’t Waiting for Bail Reform
They’re using charity to set poor defendants free.