New Mexicans overwhelmingly voted to limit the role of money in judges’ decisions about which defendants stay locked up and which go free before trial.
Jeff Proctor, New Mexico In Depth
Posted inAnd Justice for Some, Inequality
Nation has been slow to follow through on LBJ’s bail reform dream
Before signing the federal Bail Reform Act in 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson heralded the legislation, saying it put the nation “at the threshold of a new era” in its criminal justice system. But 50 years later, few states have crossed that threshold.
Posted inAnd Justice for Some, Criminal Justice, Inequality, Voting
New Mexico vote: Should people be stuck in jail because they’re poor?
On Nov. 8, New Mexicans will vote on a constitutional amendment to overhaul the use of money bail in the state.
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