TED-Ed animation about the history of bail

October 1, 2021


The problem with the U.S. bail system.

Since 2000, the annual number of people convicted of crimes in the United States has stayed steady, but the average number of people in jail each year has shot up. How can that be? The answer lies in the bail system— which isn't doing what it was intended to do. In this TED-Ed animation Camilo Ramirez details how the cash bail system disproportionally hurts people in vulnerable communities.

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