Topic: Bail Reform
Questions to consider:  Should the U.S. bail bond system be reformed? Should impoverished people be jailed for unpaid fines or jailed for months for unpaid bail while the rich post bond and go free within hours or days?

Thesis Choice A (choose one side): U.S. citizens should/should not be required to pay bail money to get out of jail while awaiting their trials.

Thesis Choice B (choose one side):  U.S. citizens should/should not be jailed for unpaid fines.

Research terms: Explore bail reform, pretrial detention, detaining the poor, criminalizing poverty, racial disparities and cash bails, debtors prisons, jailing debtors, and punishing poverty.


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