“Plea deals are a deal with the Devil,” says defense attorney Michael Curls. He would know. Many of his clients have faced an impossible decision – sit behind bars waiting for trial because their money bail is set absurdly high, or accept a “deal” with the prosecutor by pleading guilty now. The plea deal system is being abused by prosecutors to rack up convictions – and money bail is one of the biggest incentives prosecutors use to do it.
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More than 95% of Americans who have a criminal conviction have also accepted a plea deal. Join Brave New Films in fighting back against bad plea deals by helping us end money bail, a system that perpetuates poor people taking terrible “deals” for a little short-term, short-lived freedom. Please help us get the word out now about the movement to end money bail.
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