When bail reform means you bail on returning to court
from Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The city of Atlanta this year allowed a lot more low-level offenders to be released on their own signature rather than having to scrounge up cash for bail. But preliminary figures show many defendants aren't worth their John Hancocks. Numbers mustered up by Atlanta Municipal Court Chief Judge Christopher Portis for a limited snapshot shows that 71 percent more defendants are skipping bond compared to last year.
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