Prosecutor, public defender start bail fund for poor people in Florida
One of Florida’s biggest court jurisdictions plans to start a fund to help low-income people charged with nonviolent offenses pay for bail. The chief prosecutor and the public defender for metro Orlando’s court jurisdiction joined with a prominent law firm to create the Community Bail Fund. The Morgan & Morgan law firm has agreed to match the first $250,000 raised for the fund, according to a statement from the law firm.
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