Prosecutors in Richmond no longer seeking cash bail bonds
from The Associated Press via WCAV-TV
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.
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