[70 Million] How New Orleans Could Set a New Course for Bail Reform

Adrian Caliste, the lead plaintiff on the Caliste v. Cantrell lawsuit in New Orleans, put his name on the lawsuit because he says New Orleanians cannot afford the way the criminal justice system works. [Sonia Paul/70 Million]
New Orleans could become the battleground for bail reform. The city has one of the highest per capita incarceration rates in the world. And most people are there because they can’t pay their bail. The current arrangement with the local bail industry gives the impression that judges there could have a financial conflict of interest when setting bail. In this episode, Sonia Paul digs into how an ongoing lawsuit, pretrial consequences of bail, and poverty, bias, and algorithms come into play.

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