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Problems with police, prosecutors and courts have people asking: is our criminal justice system broken? University of Pittsburgh law professor David Harris interviews the people who know the system best, and hears their best ideas for fixing it. Criminal (In)justice is an independent production created in partnership with 90.5 WESA, Pittsburgh's NPR News Station.
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Mar 6, 2018

In U.S. courts using bail for pretrial release, those with enough money to get out before trial, but those without cash stay in. But support for reform has been building, and New Jersey did away with cash bail almost entirely in 2017. What happens instead of bail, and how is it working so far? Our guest Roseanne Scotti is with the Drug Policy Alliance, and she’s been part of the reform effort.

New Jersey Bail Reform in the press:

PBS: New Jersey Eliminates Cash Bail, Leads Nation in Reforms

New York Times: New Jersey Is Front Line in a National Battle Over Bail

NJ.com: Here's how much N.J. jail population fell since bail reform

NJ.com: How bail reform is playing out in N.J.'s largest city

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