In Durham, Bail for the Rich, Jail for the Poor

BY SARAH WILLETS
“Most of the people in this courtroom last Wednesday were already being held on low bonds—$1,500 or $3,000—meaning they've been unable to pull together a couple hundred dollars to pay the fee of a bail agent. Unless they can find the money or their bonds get reduced, they'll stay in jail, even though they haven't yet been convicted of the charges they face.”

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