In this video, you will learn about bail bond agents. There are 450,000 people in jail awaiting trial who were arrested on suspicion of awaiting a crime. Most of them are incarcerated because they cannot afford jail.
Many others secured their release with bail. Bail agencies send over an estimated two million dollars per year. Are the proposed solutions for the bail issue better? Bail has a negative impact on impoverished people. The average bail can be about $10,000. This makes paying bail impossible for many. People will be serving longer terms. This can have serious consequences for someone awaiting trial. Just being in jail before trial makes people more likely to plead guilty. People plead guilty because jail is terrifying. Sometimes, it can take years before you actually have a close to your case. Outside of jail, your life is falling apart. There is a whole collateral wave of damage that happens to your life outside of jail. Bail bonds can help. Often, a family member will reach out to a bail company. The bail company makes money by charging interest. The family member cosigns and agrees to pay the amount. If you are interested in learning more, keep watching.