The whole focus is on the person granted (or would be granted bail) and their circumstances – it is fascinating. Data, algorithms and therefore rules become involved. Lower prisoner numbers were floated as an outcome – but what effect suddenly stripping a system of all that money, how the system feeds into an industry? It’s fascinating stuff.
Half an hour, and give yourself a little timer afterwards to do some further digging on the internet afterwards.
And at the least you might learn – like I did – the difference between ‘jail’ and ‘prison’.
Listen to the podcast on the NPR Planet Money website.