Is Change Coming in the Cash Bail System?

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Earlier this year, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy proposed one of the country’s most sweeping bail reforms.  Included in a package of legislation billed as “Second Chance 2.0” was a provision that would eliminate bail for misdemeanor offenses, thereby freeing hundreds of inmates awaiting trial in detention because they could not afford bail.

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