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Bail reforms lead to reduction in Alabama jail populations, but won't be required statewide


As individual cities across Alabama reform their bail practices, a bill that would codify those changes into state law has stalled in the Alabama Legislature. Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Range, sponsored SB31, which would require municipal judges to release defendants who are charged with low-level violations. "The two opposing sides I've been working with seem to have hit an obstacle they can't overcome at this point," said Albritton. more

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