NJ bail system just went through massive change on who stays locked up. Is it working?
Since the start of the new year, thousands of New Jerseyans charged with crimes have passed through courthouse doors and into the new reality prosecutors, judges and defense attorneys had been bracing for since 2014, when the Garden State began its move away from a cash bail system. The stakes set by the massive overhaul are high — for defendants, victims of crime and for advocates of criminal justice reform.
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