PBS NewsHour

New Jersey eliminates cash bail, leads nation in reforms

Clip: 07/22/2017 | 10m Video has closed captioning.

A cash bail system can often mean that poor defendants remain in jail while wealthier defendants go free. But New Jersey is attempting to change that with some of the nation's most comprehensive bail reforms. NewsHour Weekend's Megan Thompson reports. This is part of an ongoing series of reports called "Chasing the Dream," which reports on poverty and opportunity in America.

Aired: 07/22/17

Rating: NR

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