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After hours of listening to criminal defense and civil rights lawyers along with justice activists seeking an end to the practice of keeping people in jail on minor charges only because they have no money to pay bail—when wealthier citizens leave—Atlanta City Council voted unanimously Monday evening to allow signature bonds for certain nonviolent misdemeanor offenses.

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Katheryn Tucker

Katheryn Hayes Tucker is an Atlanta-based reporter covering legal news for the Daily Report and other ALM publications.

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