Bail out: Is bail reform 'catch and release' or the solution to overcrowded prisons?
A revolution has quietly been transforming the New Orleans Criminal Justice System. The city's jail population now stands at a 40-year low and continues to shrink. The driving force behind that reduction — sweeping bail reforms. The new system has drawn praise — and grant money — from national reform groups. But some key players in the criminal justice system disagree with the new policies.
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