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Inside the effort to change Nashville's cash bail system — and avoid a lawsuit

from Tennessean

Under pressure from a high-profile national advocacy group, city leaders may change the bail system that keeps some criminal defendants in jail if they can't afford to pay their way out. Officials want to expand programs that allow defendants to get out of jail cash-free and are also considering reforms to the way cash bail is set — reforms that theoretically would lead to fewer poor people waiting for a trial behind bars. more


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