North Carolina Can End Mass Incarceration

BY SARAH GILLOOLY | HERALD SUN
“Money should never determine someone’s freedom. But for people arrested in North Carolina, the size of their bank account is often what determines whether they go home or whether they languish in jail for days, months, or even years, waiting for their case to go through court.”

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Pretrial release program comes to Western NC

BY JESSI STONE | SMOKY MOUNTAIN NEWS

“The program will include a new policy encouraging judges to set more unsecured bonds for people charged with nonviolent, low-level offenses so they can be released from jail while they await their court date.”

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