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Herring calls for reform to cash bail system (access required)

State Attorney General Mark R. Herring has joined calls for reforms to Virginia’s cash bail system, saying too many low-risk criminal defendants are locked up awaiting trial because they cannot afford to post a bond. Herring cited policy and constitutional concerns and the availability of alternatives that can keep communities safe and ensure defendants show up ...