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New fund combats 'wealth-based jailing'

from New Haven Independent

After the governor failed to bring about bail reform this year, New Haveners have stepped up to start doing so on their own. They have created the not-for-profit "Connecticut Bail Fund," which will raise and distribute money to make sure that arrestees aren’t sitting in jail simply because they're poor. That happens a lot in Connecticut, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy argued as he sought to win legislative approval to keep non-violent arrestees who can't post bail out of detention before their day in court. more

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