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originally posted by: rukia
But if they had such good lawyers they should have gotten off. Or they actually did something worth going to jail for.
Critics argue that the systems create inherent injustices, offering cleaner, safer alternatives to those who can pay.
“It seems to be to be a little unfair,” said Mike Jackson, the training manager of the National Sheriff’s Association. “Two people come in, have the same offense, and the guy who has money gets to pay to stay and the other doesn’t. The system is supposed to be equitable.”
But cities argue that the paying inmates generate cash, often hundreds of thousands of dollars a year — enabling them to better afford their other taxpayer-financed operations — and are generally easy to deal with.
“We never had a problem with self pay,” said Steve Lechuga, the operations manager for CSI. “I haven’t seen any fights in years. We had a really good success rate with them.”
originally posted by: Asktheanimals
Shouldn't the protesters in Baltimore be chanting:
Our country is gravely ill.
This is but one more sign.
We've done a 180 degree turn since 9/10/2001
originally posted by: ZacharyW
Yes it is a #ed up world. But the best thing we can do is remain positive. You think more anger will help? Yes it is horrible...but be the light in the darkness not the one pointing at the darkness magnifying it..perpetuating it.
originally posted by: DYepes
The highest bond I ever had was $20,000 for an incident when I was 18 that thrown out of court. Unfortunatley I had to sit for 37 days until then as nobody I knew had $2000 to give away and never get back to get me out for that. Thankfully the truth made it out during a hearing, and the dirty perv as forced to drop the charges against the four of us.