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New report on the implications of cash bail

The U.S. Commission on Civil rights just released a report called “The Civil Rights Implications of Cash Bail.”  Among other things, it finds that Blacks and Latinx people have higher rates of pre-trial detention and more than 60% of detainees are unable to afford bail. This creates a host of problems for the detainees like an increased risk of conviction, lack of access to housing, unemployment, and increased recidivism.

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