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America's Insane Bail System Is Even Worse Than You Think

I grew up in Brooklyn in a neighbourhood where we saw excess incarceration. But the system doesn't have to be this bad.
Michael K. Williams

Guy Who Destroyed Trump's Star Getting Bailed Out by the First Guy to Smash It

He's reportedly ponying up thousands in a show of remarkable solidarity.
Drew Schwartz

You can now mine cryptocurrency to pay for people’s bail

David Gilbert
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Martin Shkreli Jailed After Weird Post About Hillary Clinton's Hair

The infamous "pharma bro" was out on $5 million bail after being convicted of securities fraud, but his Facebook post got it revoked.
Lauren Messman
Life Inside

I’m a Bail Bondsman Who’s Tired of Being Demonized

A small business owner offers a personal counterargument to the movement in the US that aims to treat people who get arrested with more leniency.
Chris Blaylock as told to Alysia Santo
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Adnan Syed's Lawyer Is Trying to Get Him Out on Bail

Syed's lawyer has filed a motion to get him out on bail just a few months after a Baltimore judge granted the 'Serial' subject a new trial.
Lauren Messman
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Things Are Going Great for the Guy Who Attacked Dylann Roof in Jail

Dwayne Stafford is enjoying temporary housing and donated clothing, food, and cash after being released from jail where he assaulted Charleston shooter Dylann Roof.
VICE Staff

​A Judge Explains How to Change America’s Twisted Bail System

Alternatives to holding suspects hostage for amounts they can't pay are gaining traction nationwide.
John Surico

There's a New Way for People Arrested in NYC to Avoid Jail

A program called supervised release offers an escape route for people faced with a possible stint at New York City's hellish Rikers Island jail complex.
Taylor Dolven
America Incarcerated

Will New York Scrap Its Broken Bail System?

A state senator from Queens wants to scrap the archaic system of holding some people in jail before their trial unless they can pay for freedom.
John Surico
The Prison Issue

How to Repair the Criminal Justice System

We talked to leaders and activists spearheading prison reform to find out what we can do to fix our broken penal system.
Various Authors

What It's Like to Be a Female Bounty Hunter in Las Vegas

"People underestimate me, but that can be good for my job," says Uyen Vu.
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