How insurance corporations have taken over our bail system

ACLU Nationwide’s Campaign for Smart Justice and Color of Change have published a report on America’s broken bail system, “Selling Off Our Freedom.” This report tells the rarely heard and even less understood story of how the bail industry has corrupted our constitutional freedoms for profit: the freedom from exploitation in bail, the guarantee of being recognized as innocent until proven guilty, and the guarantee of the equal application of the law to all people, followed by recommendations for reform to create a stronger and fairer criminal justice system that neither depends on money bail nor supports it.