InequalityPoliticsSociology

How “Setting Bail” Undermines the U.S. Justice System

Check out this segment of a TED Radio Hour episode documenting how profoundly unjust the system of setting bail is. A great example of an “inconvenient fact” that our criminal justice system is fundamentally unfair – particularly when it comes to how it deals with people charged with a crime but who cannot post bail. More than half a million poor people are sitting in U.S. jails waiting for their day in court because they cannot afford to post bail.

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