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How a state bail reform measure lost the support of bail reformers

from The Huffington Post

New Mexicans will vote on a constitutional amendment next month that would change the state's bail system — a system that often keeps poor defendants in jail for extended periods while they await trial, while wealthier people walk free almost immediately. Under the current system, judges can set a defendant's bail high to keep him or her in custody. But this doesn't guarantee that a truly dangerous defendant won't be able to bail out, and others remain locked up simply because they can't afford bail. more


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