Rethinking Wisconsin’s bail system: Activists push for bail abolition, counties try pretrial tools

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In this Tuesday, July 7, 2015, file photo, a sign advertising a bail bonds business is displayed near Brooklyn’s jail and courthouse complex in New York. Kathy Willens/AP Photo

The Prison Policy Initiative says more than half a million people are held in jail without a conviction or sentence on any given day in the United States. We talk with one activist about the movement to eliminate bail and reduce socioeconomic inequality. Plus, we explain algorithms 18 Wisconsin counties use during pretrials.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Nate Gilliam Guest
  • Kelli Thompson Guest
  • Chris Griffin Guest

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