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Bail in the United States

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Bail in the United States refers to the practice of releasing suspects from custody before their hearing, on payment of money or pledge of property to the court which may be refunded if suspects return to court for their trial. Bail practices in the United States vary from state to state.
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    • History of bail in the United States 

    • Federal law 

    • State laws 

    • Types of bail 

    • Criticisms of bail 

    • Reform