According to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports Program, the violent crime rate fell 17.7 percent between 1998 and 2007, and the property crime rate dropped 19.5 percent (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2009). Money bail had its origins in medieval England and evolved as a way to relieve the costs associated with housing defendants in the local jail. Because judges at that time rode the circuit from town to town, a person arrested might spend months or even years in jail waiting for the judge to arrive and conduct a trial.
The Impact of Money Bail on Jail Bed Usage John Clark American Jails; Jul/Aug 2010; 24, 3; Docstoc pg. 47 Rep
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