The N.H. Debate Over Bail Reform Continues

Oct 22, 2019

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Supporters of a new bail statute say it ends discrimination against poor defendants who had been forced to stay in jail when they couldn't afford bail. But police and others in law enforcement complain of unintentended consequences affecting public safety as they arrest the same people repeatedly. Now, all those with a stake in this system are revisiting the law to see if fixes are needed. 

Air date: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019. 

GUESTS: 

  • Marc Hathaway - Sullivan County Attorney
  • Jeanne Hruska - Political director of the ACLU-NH
  • David Rothstein - Director of Litigation at N.H. Public Defender
  • Paul Toussaint - Chief of the Rochester Police Department