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Christie signs bail overhaul legislation
NorthJersey.com
During a public ceremony in Trenton, New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation into law that overhauls bail rules, a move supporters say makes the criminal justice system fairer to thousands of defendants while keeping the public safe.
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Reality TV star: New Jersey bail reform is a mistake
The Star-Ledger (commentary)
As the senior vice president of the Professional Bail Agents of the U.S., our industry could be supportive of New Jersey bill, SCR128, which was passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Chris Christie, and allows judges to deny bail to some offenders. Offenders who have committed a heinous crime should indeed be held without bail to protect the public and to fully ascertain the risk associated with the release of such offenders.
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Casey Anthony's bounty hunter could face fine in lawsuit
WKMG-TV
The bounty hunter who helped Casey Anthony get out of jail is facing new legal troubles and could be forced to pay money to another witness from the murder case.
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High court ruling favors bail bondsmen
Canton Repository
Bail bonds are a staple of the criminal justice system. But a Canton, Ohio-based bondsman said that some of his clients have stayed in jail longer because they lacked cash to get out. Sly Sylvester took his complaint to the Ohio Supreme Court, and the justices recently ruled in his favor.
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Man shot dead during incident with bondsmen
azcentral.com
Authorities have identified the bail jumper killed in a shootout at an Arizona retirement community. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting of Donald Johnson, 59, who had what officials called a puzzling amount of weapons and armor inside his home.
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US bounty hunter hopes to set troubled youths on right path
The Courier
A gun-toting U.S. bounty hunter believes he would currently be locked up if he had stayed in Scotland. As a youth, Christian Matlock, 26, was frequently in trouble in the county before moving to America in a bid to turn his life around — and now the Virginia Beach bail bondsman is returning to Scotland to set problem youths back on the right track.
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Woman admits to using cellmate's debit card to bond out of jail
Naples Daily News
A Florida woman has been arrested on charges she stole her jail cellmate's debit card number and ran up $1,733 in charges, buying items in the jail commissary, making phone calls, bonding out of jail and letting a friend buy a plane ticket.
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