When you have no money, bail does no good: Atlanta's criminal injustice system
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When it comes to bail, Atlanta's behind. The failure to take a more progressive approach—emphasizing ability to pay, for example, rather than setting a default bail amount based on the offense—comes at great cost not only to defendants, but to the taxpayers bankrolling gratuitous imprisonment.

In 2016, at least 890 people were transferred from the city to the county jail after failing to make bail, the center found. They were held, many of them on minor charges like littering or driving...

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