People In Jail Before Trial Risk Losing Jobs, Kids. This SMU Student Wants To Bail Them Out.

“There’s thousands of people sitting in the Dallas County jail because they can’t pay for bail. And it’s not because they’re a threat to society, it’s not because they are dangerous to themselves or others, it’s because they’re poor.”

By Courtney CollinsMarch 19, 2018 10:01 am,

From KERA:

When people are arrested and can’t afford to bail themselves out, they can sit in jail for days or even weeks awaiting trial. That may cost them their house, job or kids.

21-year-old SMU student Greg Guggenmos is trying to level the playing field by starting a bail fund of his own.

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