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Philly courts to stop bail fees, reform probation detainers

October 10, 2018

Philadelphia Department of Prisons facilities on State Road June 15, 2017.

By Staff

Advocates have been pleading with the Philadelphia court system to end its policy of keeping 30 percent of all posted bail — even when a defendant is acquitted, and even when the bail was posted by a nonprofit community bail fund.

On Wednesday, the court, known officially as the First Judicial District, announced it would do just that.

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