Bill Hayden really understand New Jersey Bail Reform and how to fix:  “Time to do the hard fix”

Candidates running for state Senate answered a question posed by The New Jersey Herald on Monday:

The constitutional amendment approved by New Jersey voters in 2014 concerning bail reform allows for the state Legislature to pass laws concerning pretrial release and detention. What action, if any, should the state Legislature take to improve the state’s new bail reform? If you believe no action should be taken, please explain why.

William J. Hayden

“Bail reform was another well-intended law that was not thought out well. Its intent was to lower costs in the jails, but instead it gave you higher costs as a result of having to hire more judges, court personnel, officer overtime and associated costs of having more courtrooms open.

This catch-and-release program puts our law enforcement in danger every time they have to re-arrest one of these people. Some have already been arrested three times in one week. You are now potentially another victim. The police don’t like it.

How to fix it: Repeal it. This is the reverse of everyone gets a trophy, everyone gets out free.

Want to really fix the prison issue bail reform was intended to fix? Create an economy where people earn a living wage, and stop people from getting hooked on drugs. That simple. Time to do the hard fix.”

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