Another type of ‘bail reform’,<br><br>”The money came from The Bail Project, a national nonprofit that plans to bail out tens of thousands of people in dozens of cities within five years. Since the nonprofit launched in January, its St. Louis team has bailed out more than 750 people. This summer, it expanded into St. Louis County.<br><br>The project is founded on this premise: Setting cash bail strips people of the right to be treated as innocent until proven guilty. The group uses money from grants and donors to operate a large, revolving bail fund. Because bail money is returned at the conclusion of a case, the same dollar can be used to bail out multiple people a year.<br><br>Milton, who runs the project’s St. Louis office, said cash bail creates a two-tiered system of justice. People with money to bail themselves out can get back to their lives and fight their case from the outside, while those too poor to post bail can lose their jobs, housing and even custody of their children as they wait for their case to progress. People held pretrial are more likely to plead guilty and to receive longer sentences.”<br><br>The problem is that the bail system is severely flawed, bailing more people out, while good thing is no more a solution than amnesty days are for people with bs tickets and warrants. Neither actually solves the problem.

Another type of 'bail reform',

"The money came from The Bail Project, a national nonprofit that plans to bail out tens of thousands of people in dozens of cities within five years. Since the nonprofit launched in January, its St. Louis team has bailed out more than 750 people. This summer, it expanded into St. Louis County.

The project is founded on this premise: Setting cash bail strips people of the right to be treated as innocent until proven guilty. The group uses money from grants and donors to operate a large, revolving bail fund. Because bail money is returned at the conclusion of a case, the same dollar can be used to bail out multiple people a year.

Milton, who runs the project’s St. Louis office, said cash bail creates a two-tiered system of justice. People with money to bail themselves out can get back to their lives and fight their case from the outside, while those too poor to post bail can lose their jobs, housing and even custody of their children as they wait for their case to progress. People held pretrial are more likely to plead guilty and to receive longer sentences."

The problem is that the bail system is severely flawed, bailing more people out, while good thing is no more a solution than amnesty days are for people with bs tickets and warrants. Neither actually solves the problem.

The Bail Project strives for cash bail to be 'the exception, not the rule' in St. Louis

The first time Michael Milton helped buy somebody’s freedom, he didn’t expect it would be so simple. He filed some paperwork, handed over cash and waited.
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