Jail Bonds Research Paper

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Two boys are arrested, same crime, same charge, and same bondage amount, one of the boys gets to return to his home that same night; the other sits in jail for the rest of the night. Why is this you ask, so what’s the difference? The jail bond, the bond made all the difference. One boy’s parents could afford the bond amount and the other boys parents could not. Jail bonds are the specified amount of money an accused person must pay to get out of jail as soon as possible while awaiting trial. I believe that these jail bonds violate the human right of no unfair detainment. These Jail bonds are discriminatory against the poor and working middle class as the amount to be paid sometimes is so high that most middle class people and below can’t afford to pay this bail. The purpose of these jail bonds are to ensure the person will stay and await their trial, however if everyone is innocent until proven guilty why do accused people have to buy their freedoms? Jail bonds are a violation of human rights because they contradict the Bill of Rights, discriminate against the poor,…show more content…
Despite the theory behind the Eighth Amendment, judges often use excessively high bail amounts to prohibit an arrested individual from getting out of jail. This type of excessive bail is often used for people that have been arrested on suspicion of dealing drugs, murder or other crimes where flight is a real possibility. Many people have argued that this type of high bail violates the Eighth Amendment, but almost all have been unsuccessful. There are also situations in which bail is set at a reasonable amount, but the arrestee still cannot afford to pay the bail. When this happens, the arrested individual must wait to ask the judge to lower the bail amount at a special bail hearing or during the defendant 's first court appearance. Depending upon your financial situation, the judge may decide to lower your bail amount, which could making getting out of jail easier. If the lower bail request is
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