WAMC New York News
12:49 pm
Wed October 19, 2005

Bail Fund Study Gets Shot Down

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.