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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. more


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