A sign is seen outside a bail bondsman across the street from Mercer County criminal courthouse Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Trenton, N.J. There isn’t much disagreement with the underlying goal of a constitutional amendment that will be before New Jersey voters next month: Low-level suspects who are not threats to anyone should not have to pay to get out of jail as they await trial, and those who are threats shouldn’t be let out on bail at all. But there is some debate over whether the ballot measure would accomplish that. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Proposed Legislation Would End Bail System That Punishes The Poor

Money bail is a hallmark of America’s unequal and blatantly discriminatory justice system–one in which freedom and justice are only available to those with the money to buy them

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