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Charlotte Talks

Bail Bond System

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Bail Bond System New Legislation has gone into effect aimed at reforming the Bail Bond system and our guests today were all instrumental in creating those reforms. If applied correctly, Chief District Judge Lisa Bell says the new rules will save taxpayer money while also ensuring that the most dangerous criminals stay in prison while awaiting trial. We'll look at the bail bond system in our district; how it works, how much it costs and what can happen when the wrong people get out on bond. It's a look at the criminal justice system and bail bonds. Guests Judge Lisa Bell - Chief District Court Judge Kevin Tully - Mecklenburg County Public Defender Bruce Lillie - Mecklenburg County Assistant District Attorney WFAE | Mecklenburg County Changes Bail Policies NPR | Behind the Bail Bond System Charlotte Observer | New Bail Rules Aim at Worst Offenders Click here to add and read comments