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Can't afford bail? In New Mexico, that may not matter anymore.

from Governing

In most of America, lower-income people who have been arrested and can't afford bail sit in jail for weeks, months or even years before seeing a judge and possibly being convicted of a crime. In New Mexico, voters will decide in November whether that practice should essentially be a crime itself. "In my nine years on the court, this is the single most important criminal justice reform that I've worked on," said New Mexico Supreme Court Justice Charles Daniels. more


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