Group fires fix for poverty-based jailings - Nooganomics. Local economy & free markets
print Nearly a 150 peoplein the Chattanooga area gather Thursday to hear arguments for a charitable cash bail fund that seeks to counter the damage the legal system imposes on innocent individuals and families. The project of a Christian group Caleb will use donated funds to rescue men and women charged criminally who are too poor to meet the bond requirements of Hamilton County magistrates. Because of what activists decry as “wealth-based detention,” these souls remain behind bars unconvicted, unable to prepare a efense, sacked in their rights and their jobs and wrecked personally by iron-and-concrete-encased idleness. By David Tulis