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Professor Trachtenberg: Bail Amounts Can Put Many at Risk

A recent story on KBIA-FM, Columbia Group Seeks Equity with Bail Fund, explains how a new bail fund in Boone County, Mo., assists nonviolent offenders with posting bail. Professor Ben Trachtenberg explained in the story how unpaid bail can put more than just the defendant at risk, “Many people who are in jail awaiting trial lose their jobs or might have…