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Should It Cost Less to Get Out of Jail If You're Rich?

Jesse Lava | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Jesse Lava

We shouldn't have two criminal justice systems -- one for the rich and one for the rest of us. The commercial bail industry needs to know we're watching.

$5 Million Bail?

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2013 | Business

By Emily Flitter and Basil Katz NEW YORK, Nov 26 (Reuters) - A former SAC Capital portfolio manager was released on $5 million bail on...

Tom Hanks' Money Trouble

AP | ROBERT JABLON | Posted 01.08.2013 | Money

LOS ANGELES — A Southern California insurance broker pleaded not guilty Wednesday to allegations he overcharged Tom Hanks, the former guitarist ...

Radley Balko

Wisconsin Residents: The Police Stole Our Bail Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Radley Balko | Posted 05.21.2012 | Politics

When the Brown County, Wis., Drug Task Force arrested her son Joel last February, Beverly Greer started piecing together his bail. She used part o...

George Zimmerman Bail Reverses All Hard Work Done for Trayvon Martin

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 06.26.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Boyce Watkins

Granting bail to Zimmerman renders all the rallies, petitions and hard work done around the world to bring him to justice meaningless. It effectively communicates defiance within the Sanford judicial system to say, "We don't care what you think."

Cook County Bond Court Overlooks Critical Information

Katy Welter | Posted 04.03.2012 | Chicago
Katy Welter

In less than the time it takes to make an ATM withdrawal, Cook County Bond Court judges make decisions affecting individual liberty and the public safety. This way of transacting justice exacts a dear convenience fee.

DSK and Bail: But Aren't the French Right?

Bennett L. Gershman | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics
Bennett L. Gershman

What is it about the bail bond system in the U.S. that for many critics -- including, judges, prosecutors and bar associations -- is so odious, so unfair, and indeed one of the dirty secrets in criminal law?

The F Word: Forgetting Bradley Manning

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Today, Julian Assange is out of jail. But let's not forget that without Bradley Manning and many others like him, Assange and WikiLeaks and all our new-found public information would be as in the dark as Manning is right now.

Assange Out on Bail

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Judge Rejects Lee Daniels' $1M Bail For Bro-In-Law

nydailynews.com | By John Marzulli | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The director of the acclaimed movie "Precious" offered to back a $1 million bail to spring his brother-in-law from prison - but a federal judge was no...

Alex Sanchez, LA Anti-Gang Activist, Granted $2M Bail

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — After a lengthy legal fight, an anti-gang activist accused of still participating in gang life by ordering a hit on a rival was gr...

MAZIAR BAHARI RELEASED: Iran Frees Newsweek Reporter On Bail

AP | ALI AKBAR DAREINI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran released a foreign Newsweek reporter on bail Saturday almost four months after he was arrested following the country's dispu...

Maurice Clemmons Had Schoolchildren On Hit List

McClatchy | Adam Lynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TACOMA, Wash. -- Maurice Clemmons threatened to kill more than just cops in the days before he massacred four police officers at a coffee shop. Scho...

Roman Polanski Arrest Sparked By Tip From Swiss, According To New Documents

AP | THOMAS WATKINS and BRADLEY S. KLAPPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The arrest of Roman Polanski in his decades-old child sex case was set in motion last month by Swiss authorities, who informed fed...

Michail Sorodsky Hit With $33 Million Bail Bond, Highest In New York

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

An allegedly phony Brooklyn doctor accused of sexually abusing patients while they were under anesthesia has the dubious distinction of having the hig...

Police: DUI Mother Went To A Bar After Son's Funeral

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ERIE, Pa. — A woman charged in the drunken-driving death of her son went to a bar after his funeral instead of reporting back to jail, state pol...