Jeff Proctor, New Mexico In Depth
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.
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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