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Bell Ringer: Problems with the Cash Bail System

Problems with the Bail System in the United States

Nicholas Turner, president of the Vera Institute for Justice, talked about how bail works and problems with the cash bail system in the United States.

Description

Nicholas Turner, president of the Vera Institute for Justice, talked about how bail works and problems with the cash bail system in the United States.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What is the purpose of bail? How does it work?
  • According to Nicholas Turner, how does the bail system “ensure that people are locked up pre-trial”?
  • How can bail adversely impact poorer people?
  • Based on the description from Nicholas Turner, what are problems with the bail system in the United States?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Cash Bail
    • Collateral
    • Court Proceedings
    • Poverty
    • Pre-trial
    • Prosecutor

    Topics

    Criminal Law & Justice

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity