“There are prisons and there are jails.” (Documentary)
The U.S. is one of only two countries (along with the Philippines) that allows companies to bail people out of jail at a profit. In all but 4 states, bail bondsmen are allowed to take almost any legal measure necessary to capture fugitives, including crossing state lines and breaking into homes. It’s a dangerous business for almost everyone involved, with few rules and little oversight. In total the broken bail bond system costs US tax-payers $9billion/year! (NPR) Fault Lines, an award-winning documentary series produced and broadcast by Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera America. Fault Lines begins its sixth season in 2014. One-to-follow and One-to-watch!