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CHICAGO TONIGHT

Groups Look to End Monetary Bail in Cook County

  • Aired: 10/25/2016
  • 05:14
  • Rating: NR
Thousands of prisoners sit in Cook County Jail awaiting trial, sometimes for more than a year, because they can’t afford the bail set for them by a judge. Why a growing group of stakeholders and public officials say most defendants should simply be let out for free.
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Should the practice of assigning bail to defendants go away?
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