Ohio sheriffs, county commissioners calling for bail reform
The County Commissioners Association of Ohio and the Buckeye State Sheriffs' Association are calling for bail reform that would prevent nonviolent, misdemeanor suspects from crowding jails, the Akron Beacon Journal reported this month. The County Commissioners Association wants the state to adopt a system that bases pretrial release on defendants' risks of flight and potential to commit crimes, rather than their ability to pay bail, the association wrote in its 2017-2018 legislative platform.
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