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Bail Bond Laws Disproportionately Effect the Poor

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When people are arrested as suspects for a crime, they are often held on bail. That money is held as a guarantee that the accused will show up for a court date.

But, as WFHB’s Jonah Chester reports, the bail bond system can have a disproportionately harmful effect on the poor, often leading them to lose their housing, jobs, and loved ones. We’ll take a look at the effects of the bail bonds system, in today’s WFHB Feature Report.

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