The St Louis Contrarian

Providing Independent and Intelligent Insight on St. Louis Public Policy Issues

Bail Project

The Bail Project is a national organization that raises funds to provide bail to certain poor people accused of crimes who are sitting in jail. The purpose of the program is to help individuals get their lives back together after having been accused of committing a crime. If the people show up for trial, the bail of course will be refunded and the program will be self sustaining.

Last week in St. Louis an individual was released through the program who went home and murdered his wife. This guy should have never been entitled to bail and certainly not released as part of a social program. He had several drug convictions and documented violent behavior. The Bail Project is not supposed to use its’ resources to help dangerous people get out on the street. I hope they will be more careful in the future. This case is a real tragedy. Written by Paul Dribin

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