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Minneapolis seeks alternative to cash bail for low-level crimes


September 19, 2019

Miguel Otárola – Star Tribune

Mayor Jacob Frey and other city and Hennepin County outlined the bail alternative program Wednesday outside All Square in Minneapolis.

Instead of paying bail, people charged with certain misdemeanors in Minneapolis could soon be paired with a social worker to ensure they make their court hearings.

Mayor Jacob Frey has proposed spending $75,000 to start the program next year. It would serve as an alternative to the cash bail that city prosecutors often seek against defendants who are considered most likely to skip their court dates.


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