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View Diary: Should It Cost Less to Get Out of Jail If You're Rich? (4 comments)

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  •  perhaps the bail amount... (0+ / 0-)

    Shouldn't be collected unless/until the court date is skipped?
    I mean, if the system right now is that the person has to borrow the money, which means they are not risking their money, they are risking the bail company's money.  That isn't much of a risk.
    Cut out the middleman and just impose a "Failure to appear," fine in advance, while letting the person arrested know that if they don't appear, not only will they owe that huge amount of money to the court, but the court will try them "In absenta,"which makes it more likely they will be found guilty.

    The President has the power to delay funding of (for instance) military contracts until after the debt ceiling is lifted

    by computant on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 04:16:29 PM PDT

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