CJS 200 The Bail System 9-23-10

CJS 200 The Bail System 9-23-10 - The Bail System Bail is a...

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The Bail System Bail is a unique guarantee system by which the courts try to ensure that defendants will show up for their trials by forcing them to deposit money or other collateral with the courts in exchange for release before trial. If defendants do not return for their trials, the money or collateral is forfeited. If they do return, defendants are entitled to a return of their collateral regardless of the trial outcome. Manhattan Bail Project The Manhattan Bail Project was administered by the Vera Institute of Justice. “The project’s goals were to determine if those who could not meet the financial requirements for bail could be depended upon to return without putting up bail.” This project had an impact on the bail system because it allowed the accused to get out of jail in order to help with their defence without being rich. Different Types of Bail 1. Fully Secured 2. Privately Secured 3. Percentage 4. Unsecured A fully secured bail means that the person that is accused will give the court the
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