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North Carolina county judges adopt policy to reduce cash bail

from The Associated Press via The Charlotte Observer

A North Carolina county's top judges have revised bail and pre-trial release policies in an effort to minimize the use of cash bail. Senior Resident Superior Court Judge Orlando Hudson tells The Herald-Sun that Durham County judges agree cash bail isn't the best way to assure a defendant's presence in court. Hudson says state law doesn't allow judges to eliminate cash bonds, but the new policy "de-emphasizes" the option. more

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