When you can't make bail

BY SABRI BEN-ACHOUR

“According to the Justice Institute, between 1992 and 2006, the use of “financial release” increased by 32 percent. Average bail amounts have increased by more than $30,000 between 1992 and 2006.  Of the roughly 600,000 people currently held in jail for un-resolved felony charges, 70 percent are there solely because they can’t afford bail, according to the Institute.”

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