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Richmond Prosecutors Will No Longer Seek Cash Bail Bonds

from The Associated Press via The Seattle Times

The chief prosecutor in Richmond, Virginia, says he will no longer seek cash bail bonds for criminal defendants awaiting trial. Richmond Commonwealth's Attorney Michael Herring told The Richmond Times-Dispatch the current practice of seeking bail bonds is "unfair" and leaves many defendants unable to afford to get out of jail. Bail bonds are often set for defendants to try to ensure they will show up for trial. more

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