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Tuesday, 03 December 2019 15:21

Bloomberg proposes ending cash bail for many ‘non-violent’ crimes

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Michael Bloomberg proposed a criminal justice plan Tuesday to dramatically slash the number of inmates behind bars if elected president — including by eliminating cash bail for many “non-violent” criminal defendants, an issue that is raging now in New York.

Bloomberg, stumping in Jackson, Miss., said he would provide federal “incentives” or aid to states that reduce or eliminate the use of cash bail for non-violent offenders.

He would also increase funding for localities that adopt policies that allow judges to provide“low-risk” defendants alternatives to detention pending trial.

Bloomberg also vowed to slash youth incarceration rates in half by the end of his first term by increasing federal grants to cities and states that implement alternative programs that divert youth offenders from lock-up facilities.

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