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WAMC New York News
Wed October 19, 2005
Bail Fund Study Gets Shot Down
By Deborah Runcie
Poughkeepsie, NY – In order to deal with the ongoing overcrowding of the Dutchess County jail, Democrats in the county legislature proposed a feasibility study to see if a bail fund would free up cells by releasing non-violent criminals.
The proposal was shot down by Republicans who consider the idea a dangerous one.
WAMC's Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Deborah Runcie has more.