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A bill in the Ohio House would try to reform the jail system by basing bail on a person’s risk to society rather than how much money they have.

Liberal and conservative groups both want changes in the criminal justice system. But when it comes to a new attempt to change the way bail is determined, the ACLU isn’t quite on board.

The bill would attach bail to risk, the lower a person’s risk, the lower the bail.

Central Ohio Jail Ends Pay to Stay

May 16, 2016
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Leaders of a jail in Marion say they’ve stopped collection daily fees for inmates. Civil liberties have long called for an end to what are known as pay to stay fees, which can add up to tens of thousands of dollars by the time an inmate is released. Multi-County Correctional Center director Dale Osborn says they stopped pay-to-stay because it was hard to collect the money.