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America’s Broken Bail System Substitutes Cash for Justice, Leaves Poor Behind Bars

May 10, 2018

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Koch’s General Counsel and Senior Vice President Mark Holden and Google’s Senior Counsel on Civil and Human Rights Malika Saada Saar recently collaborated on a joint op-ed for The Daily Beast calling for a nationwide reform to our bail system. Among their key points: individuals accused of a crime should not be required to provide bail unless deemed a threat to public safety or a flight risk, because freedom should not hinge on a person’s financial worth.