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Old 07-13-2018, 09:52 AM
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Petty Charges, Princely Profits

"A wide array of criminal charges send people to jail in northeastern Mississippi: the familiar DUI or robbery, or the less expected, such as public profanity or possession of beer in a dry county. But no matter the charge, odds are that if you land in lockup here, you will buy your freedom from Corbett Bonding.

Brian Corbett has sewn up the bail bond trade in this largely rural corner of the nation’s poorest state, minting millions from people charged with minor offenses. Operating out of a Tupelo storefront behind the county jail complex, Corbett Bonding pocketed $2.6 million in fees over a recent span of 18 months — 46 percent on bonds of less than $5,000, the ceiling for most misdemeanors in the state."

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There is an"eliminate cash bail" movement happening all across the country. Google & facebook have banned bail bond ads (See HERE) and many state's are examining their own bond system, both bail bondsmen and by the courts (See HERE)....and for good reason. The cash bond system is highly unequitable and often being too poor to pay leads to job loss, housing loss etc. There has to be a better way that will allow those arrested to keep their jobs.




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