How Has the Bail System in New Jersey Changed?
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How Has the Bail System in New Jersey Changed?

July 8, 2021

The days of a cash or bond bail have gone the way of the dinosaur. Defendants are now facing a different set of rules. As of January 1, 2017, New Jersey decided to save immediate incarceration for the most serious offenders; those considered a flight risk or a danger to the community before their indictments or trials. The decision was made because New Jersey correctional facilities were bursting at the seams, the existing bail system favored those with economic means, […]

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