Broken Bail

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The bail commissioner is an obscure but essential part of Maine’s criminal justice system, and critics say it is in need of serious updating. An investigation uncovered repeated shortcomings despite attempts to overhaul the system.

Maine’s bail system: A 19th century holdover

The bail commissioner is an obscure but essential part of Maine’s criminal justice system, and critics say it is in need of serious updating.

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