The Bail System; Injustice in America

Back to Article
Back to Article

The Bail System; Injustice in America

makin_moves

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Print page

Bail has been glamorized and seems easy to do due to modern day media as being something used by rich people to get out of prison very early.  The harsh reality is that many of the people who need it most, the poor, can’t afford. This is described by Senator Kamala in her article “Bail Reform Is About Criminal and Economic Justice” as being “the greatest injustices occurs before the accused are even convicted of a crime” which is why it is in the spotlight for a reform. The reason for this reform is the fact that it favors the wealthy while neglecting the poor, who may really need it for their families or to straighten out their lives.

After reading an article in the New York Times titled “Bail Was $500, Money He Didn’t Have. Atlanta Faces Calls for Change” we find that a mentally ill person cannot pay bail to get out for 2 months and lost his disability checks from the government at the same time, this is a huge deal for the disabled person and can damage his life. This is also injustice because if this person had more money they could’ve afforded to leave.  Money should not be the deciding factor for bail since it has different values to different people. One reform could be to allow for bail to scale, meaning the rich have to pay more to be let out while the poor have to pay less. Another possible solution is to allow for enough community service hours to count as bail.

https://www.theroot.com/bail-reform-is-about-criminal-and-economic-justice-1818504734 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/11/us/atlanta-bail-courts-reform.html

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Navigate Left
  • The Bail System; Injustice in America

    Current Events

    Where is the justice?

  • The Bail System; Injustice in America

    Current Events

    Where has freedom of speech gone?

  • The Bail System; Injustice in America

    Current Events

    Americas “Gun” Problem

  • The Bail System; Injustice in America

    Current Events

    Who is Kamala Harris? The Cost of Becoming a Presidential Candidate

  • The Bail System; Injustice in America

    Current Events

    George H.W. Bush’s Supreme Court legacy.

  • The Bail System; Injustice in America

    Current Events

    The Supreme Court; Constitutional Threats from Party Politics

  • The Bail System; Injustice in America

    Current Events

    Those who sacrifice for America

  • The Bail System; Injustice in America

    Current Events

    California Wildfires

  • The Bail System; Injustice in America

    American Image

    Native American Justice

  • The Bail System; Injustice in America

    Current Events

    Global Business Deals Corrupt the Presidency in Peru

Navigate Right
The Bail System; Injustice in America