Jail Cash Bond Reform

Thousands of North Carolinians are sitting in jail awaiting trial on minor criminal charges just because they’re too poor to pay a cash bond (or pay a bail bonding company) to get out of jail. That’s just not fair. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Learn more about how North Carolina’s jail bond system adversely impacts the poor and African Americans by reading a series of articles that were recently published in the Raleigh News & Observer.

Pay $500 on a panhandling charge or sit in jail for five days. Should NC find a better way?

If not cash bail, then what? Here are 6 solutions — and their potential problems.

Without bail money, she pleaded guilty so she wouldn’t give birth in jail.

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