5 years ago

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!