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Robin Steinberg’s passionate quest to reform cash bail

Robin Steinberg’s passionate quest to reform cash bail

Update: 2018-11-2014
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On any given night, 450,000 people in the United States stay in jail without having been convicted of any crime. Most of them are there because they don't have enough money to pay bail. Exasperated at what she saw as a systemic design flaw that primarily affects poor and marginalized people, public defense lawyer Robin Steinberg came up with a plan to fix things. As she explains in this sparky conversation with Chris, that idea is about as bold as they get.



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Robin Steinberg’s passionate quest to reform cash bail

Robin Steinberg’s passionate quest to reform cash bail

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