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Virginia attorney general calls for reforming state's bond system

from The Washington Post

Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring called for reforms to the state's cash bond system, saying too many nonviolent, low-risk defendants are languishing behind bars while awaiting trial because they can't afford to post hundreds or thousands of dollars. In a speech in Fairfax County, Herring (D) said the practice has become widespread in the state, raising possible constitutional concerns and placing an undue burden on the poor. more

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