Philadelphia controller says city can save $75 million yearly by axing cash bail
from The Legal Intelligencer
Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz announced that the city could save $75 million every year by eliminating cash bail for low-level offenders, freeing up funds that would be spent on incarcerating the poor. In a report released by the Controller's Office, Butkovitz said cutting cash bail would reduce the prison population from more than 6,500 to less than 4,700.
7701 Las Colinas Blvd., Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063