Your Call: Is the bail bond system broken?
On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the bail bond industry. Roughly two-thirds of prisoners in the US are stuck in jail because they can’t afford to pay bail. Critics say the bail bond system disproportionately affects the poor. Is it time for reform? Are too many people serving time "until proven guilty" because they can’t pay? And who is making money in this multi-billion dollar industry? Join the conversation on the next Your Call with Holly Kernan and You.
Shane Bauer, Mother Jones reporter, author of the article, "Get Out of Jail Free"
Meghan Guevarra, consultant with the Pretrial Justice Institute
Justice Policy Institute: Bail Fail: Why the U.S. Should End the Practice of Using Money for Bail
Justice Policy Institute: Release: Money Bail Serves No Purpose in a Fair, Effective Justice System
Al Jazeera America: Chasing Bail
Prison Photography: The Broken Bail System: “Follow the Money”