The Marshall Project: The Bail Bond Racket

Number 28391
Subject Criminal Justice System
Source The Marshall Project
Year 2018
Publication Date July 13, 2018
Summary Many journalists have detailed the financial costs the bail bond industry imposes on poor or minority families. This article is the first to expose, in detail and to the penny, the financial benefits reaped by the bail bond industry, using the lightly regulated state of Mississippi as case in point.
Category Contest Entry
Keywords The Marshall Project, bail bonds, criminal justice, prison, Mississippi, industry, bail, jail
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