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A bill in the Ohio House would attempt to reform the jail system by basing bail off of a person’s risk to society rather than how much money they have. The ACLU likes the idea but says more should be done to stave off any bias.

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A state lawmaker says the way bail is set for people who are arrested can sometimes be a backwards process. He proposes a way to overhaul the system and base it off of risk rather than money.