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Is the U.S. Bail System Fair?

Season 3 Episode 6 | 6m 39s

In the U.S., right now, there are more than 450,000 people accused of a crime but not yet convicted of anything, sitting in jail cells as they wait for their trials. But, a LARGE portion of them remain behind bars simply because they can’t pay their bail. Is America’s bail system fair?

Aired: 01/09/19

Rating: NR

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