Peace & Justice May 17th – Money Bail, CEO pay
Written by Tom Walker on Monday, May 15, 2017
Wednesday at 9 a.m. we’ll have in the studio Hon. Larry Eger, 12th Judicial Circuit Public Defender, talking about the inequalities of our money bail system. Did you know
- The United States and the Philippines are the only countries with a for-profit bail industry.
- As of 2016, there are 646,000 people locked up in more than 3,000 local jails throughout the US.
- Seventy percent of Americans in local jails are being held pre-trial – meaning they have never been convicted of a crime and are legally presumed innocent – and we spend more than $9 billion annually to keep them there.
- As many as 9 in 10 of those people are stuck in jail because they can’t afford to post bail.
Then Bob has an interview with Stephen Clifford, the author of The CEO Pay Machine: How it Trashes American and How to Stop it.
Thanks for listening!
Tom and Bob