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N.J.'s bail system / Time for reform?

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Posted: Friday, April 12, 2013 12:01 am

The intricacies of New Jersey's bail system have been in the news recently. Gov. Chris Christie has reiterated his call for a constitutional amendment that would allow a judge to deny bail and detain a defendant who is deemed a threat to society. Meanwhile, a study by the Drug Policy Alliance has found that 40 percent of those in county jails - many of whom are facing minor, nonviolent charges - have been granted bail but are unable to post it.

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