MI ‘behind’ in push to release inmates before trial

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — You might be tempted to say “lock ‘em up” when it comes to people charged with serious crimes — but bail reform advocates say county jails aren’t built to house every single person awaiting trial, even on felony-level crimes.

“That’s not what our jail is for,” Tim Bouwhuis, the pretrial services supervisor for Kent County’s court system, told Target 8. “Our jail is for high-risk individuals, it’s for sentenced offenders. And we really need to look at who’s in jail on bond.”

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