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Courts Commission to discuss bail at Friday meeting

The North Carolina Courts Commission is set to meet Friday for the first time in more than a year, and they’re mainly expected to talk about bail.

Rep. Joe John was appointed head of the Commission after Rep. Duane Hall resigned earlier this year. John hinted when he took over that looking at the state’s bail bond system was something he planned to take up.

NC Policy Watch has published a series of stories the for-profit bail industry in North Carolina.

The Commission, which has around 30 members, is tasked with evaluating changes to the state’s court system and making recommendations to the General Assembly.

Friday’s agenda, which has been posted online, shows that three people are scheduled to talk about the bail bonds industry. The Commission will also hear from a magistrate working group and criminal/civil matters subcommittee. Meetings are open to the public.

See the full agenda below:

Courts Commission Agenda 08-24-18 Meeting by NC Policy Watch on Scribd

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