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No Cash Bail Could Increase Court No-Shows

June 22, 2018 - 8:55 am

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Protestors marched through downtown St. Louis earlier this week, protesting the policy of cash bail.

But attorney Brad Young says it's a situation where the proposed cure is worse than the disease, because without a cash bail system people don't show up for court dates...

“Even in Maryland, where they’ve issued a cash bail reform system, they had an increase of 43 percent of people who don’t show up at their court dates when they’re released without a cash bail,” he says.

Young was a guest on the Charlie Brennan show.