Jason Flom on how to get rid of cash bail.

AVNphotolab/ThinkstockThere are only two countries on the planet that currently jail people for being too poor to pay the government for getting arrested: The United States and the Philippines. That’s right. Two. As Slate’s Leon Neyfakh explained last year, there is currently a crusade underway in this country to end the practice of caging poor people who have been arrested for misdemeanors and traffic violations unless they can come up with sums ranging from $300 to $500. One prominent civil rights attorney in Washington D.C., Alec Karakatsanis, has been filing suits across the United States arguing that this practice is unconstitutional. Click Link Below for More

Source: Jason Flom on how to get rid of cash bail.

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