NH Supreme Court: Cash bail OK for suspects with flight risk

Proponents of bail reform argue the changes have halved the detainee population in the county jails, which save counties roughly $2,500 per month, per prisoner, by forcing prosecutors to prove a specific suspect poses a threat to the community if they were to be released.

…Law enforcement has been vocally critical of bail reform, providing numerous anecdotal examples of individuals arrested given a personal reconnaissance (PR) bail, not showing up to their court date, getting arrested on a warrant for failing to appear (FTA), receiving another PR bail and failing to appear again, and in some instances, multiple times. Toussaint calls the current bail situation “catch and release.”

…Police departments and prosecutors critical of the new law have been unable to provide adequate data that quantifies how many suspects charged with Class A misdemeanors, versus Class B misdemeanors, versus civil violations are not appearing in court.

NH Supreme Court: Cash bail OK for suspects with flight risk – News – seacoastonline.com – Portsmouth, NH

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