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County program would let more defendants make bail

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Plan aims to ease burden on jail by reducing pretrial detention numbers

By AJ Vicens

A new pretrial assessment program could make it possible for Jeffco judges to grant more defendants bail and dramatically reduce the population at the jail.

The program would restructure the way judges make decisions on granting bail, which could reduce the jail population by up to 300 inmates per day, Tom Giacinti, the county's justice services director, told the county commissioners May 26.


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