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Why the ACLU says Philly bail practices are unconstitutional

October 1, 2018

People walk past the Justice Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice on Wednesday afternoon.

By Staff

Under Pennsylvania law and the U.S. Constitution, a defendant cannot be held in prison pretrial without a full hearing to determine whether it’s safe to release him.

The reality in Philadelphia, though, is much different.

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