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Is Posting Bail a Social Injustice?

Civil rights activists have long targeted the justice system as the largest perpetrator of social injustice for minority people groups. In addition to inconsistent penalties for first time drug penalties or criminal convictions, leaders are starting to view bail limits and terms as another avenue of injustice. Former attorney general Eric Holder voiced a broad argument that bail requirements force low income populations into jail.

Arguments Against Bail Bonds

When viewed objectively, the practices of Denver County bail bonds offices and other locations around the county serve to address the needs of those in their community. Sweeping judgement should not be cast upon the entire justice, as bail determination is set by a judge and not a local office. There are arguments about what is considered appropriate bail amounts for low income defendants, with many major U.S. cities opting to implement pretrial release based on priority risk evaluations rather than addressing the …