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Panel checks for bias in Nevada's criminal bail system

from Las Vegas Sun

A committee studying the criminal bail system in Nevada was told there is no validity to reports that the current system discriminates based on race. Representatives of the bail industry told the committee that the bias may come from "gender questions." The committee, headed by Chief Justice James Hardesty, heard reports from Clark and Washoe county officials on the factors used to determine if a person charged with a crime is released on bail. more

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