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America’s Jails Are Filled With People Who Can’t Afford Bail

The U.S. is just one of two countries in the world that has a for-profit bail bond system. Journalist Bryce Covert joins us to talk about how this multi-million dollar industry traps many defendants in jail even if they haven’t been convicted of a crime. Her article “The Injustice of Cash Bail” appears in The Nation magazine.