The Truth About the Money Bail Industry
Narration by John Legend, Directed and produced by Kim Boekbinder and Jim Batt,
Illistrated by Molly Crabapple.
Between 1990 and 2009, the percentage of people charged with felonies rose, and those who were required to pay money bail for their release increased by 65%. By design the number of people jailed without even being convicted skyrocketed. These are people who deserve to be free but have had their lives ruined by jail even when their cases were dismissed or they won.