The bail?bond industry in New Jersey is “highly prone to subversion by unscrupulous and improper practices,” according to a state investigation released last week.
Among the questionable practices highlighted in the New Jersey Commission of Investigation report was widespread use of hired jailed “runners” to generate business among the incarcerated.
The Commission found instances in which “unlicensed individuals, some with extensive criminal records”, operated bail-bond agencies.
Illegal operators included who had previously forfeited their licenses for engaging in illegal bail-bond activity.
The Commission recommends that the state reorganize licensing, oversight and enforcement; criminalize licensing violations; establish uniform bail?agent access rules for county jails and enhance consumer protection in the bail?bond industry.
Read the full report HERE.