Restoring Liberty While Awaiting Justice

In this case, Towards Justice’s clients allege that bail bond sureties and some bail bond agents in California have colluded to keep bail premiums at the maximum level allowed by law. Every year, nearly one million people are arrested and taken into custody in California, and over 60% of people in California jails are there because they cannot afford to pay bail. For far too many people, the cost of a bail bond is the cost of liberty, and because of the alleged collusive practices, that cost is out of reach for many who might be able to afford a bail bond if the market were operating competitively.

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1/29/2019 Bail companies in California have conspired to keep premiums high, lawsuit alleges

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