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Ohio Supreme Court bail ruling sparks debate over public safety and penalizing the poor

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Prosecutors routinely cite concerns about public safety when asking a judge to set a high bail for a criminal defendant. The Ohio Supreme Court said they can’t do this anymore. The court’s decision, which came in January, was applauded by criminal defense attorneys and others who say it eliminates a practice… Read More