Dauphin County Bail Fund is profiled in Central Voice
From Vice News:
Worried she wouldn’t have much to give her children for Christmas, Shannan Wise, a 27-year-old single mom from Baltimore, struggled to get into the holiday spirit this past year. “It’s just bill after bill,” she said. “I can’t handle this bill, I can’t handle that.”
John Oliver explains why America’s bail system is better for the reality tv industry than it is for the justice system.
In states across the country, a cash bail system can mean that poor defendants remain in jail while wealthier defendants go free. But a model to address those disparities began this year in New Jersey, which has launched some of the most comprehensive bail reforms in the nation. NewsHour Weekend’s Megan Thompson reports as part of our “Chasing the Dream” series on poverty and opportunity in America.
Dauphin County Bail Fund is working to eliminate cash bail.