The day Fotis Dulos originally posted a $6 million bail, 438 people were locked up pretrial on bonds of less than $20,000.
The effort comes at the request of Senate President Martin Looney, who said the current system perpetuates inequities based on wealth.
There are a number of times when defendants are considered for bail, from police contact through trial, disposition and ultimately sentencing. Here’s how that shook out in 2014.
With proposals for bail reform again on the table at the legislature, it’s important to understand how the present system assesses the risk posed by each defendant. It turns out, there’s a formula to help with that.