Two months in, new county bail procedures on full display

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 18, 2023 4:57 PM CT | Published: April 18, 2023 4:00 AM CT

A new Shelby County Standing Bail Order is intended to prevent people accused of crimes from being held in jail unnecessarily, fulfilling a constitutional right that bail shouldn’t be punitive. But some say more transparency and stricter bail schedules are needed to protect the community.

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Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers Memphis and Shelby County’s law enforcement agencies and is a member of The Daily Memphian’s public safety reporting team. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.

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