The Bail Trap – The New York Times
The system is unforgiving, the consequences brutal. There is no fairness in the criminal justice system. The American style public defender system Legal Aid Ontario is moving toward will ensure that your publicly funded lawyer is nothing more than another cog in the wheel.
Every year, thousands of innocent people are sent to jail only because they can’t afford to post bail, putting them at risk of losing their jobs, custody of their children — even their lives.
Source: The Bail Trap – The New York Times