When it comes to incarceration, being able to be granted bail and then to come up with the bail money are two of main components that keep people locked up.
The Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas judge presiding over the case of rapper Meek Mill was ordered by the Pennsylvania Superior Court on Tuesday to make a decision on the rapper’s application for bail “without further delay.”
In 2008, 18-year-old Demorrea Tarver was out with some friends when he was stopped by the police. Officers found a handgun in the handbag of a minor who was riding with Tarver (Tarver said he didn’t know about the gun) and a small amount of marijuana. The cops arrested Tarver and charged him with three counts of…
Michael Beal, 28, brother of the late Joshua Beal, who was shot and killed Saturday by an off-duty Chicago police officer, was released from custody Thursday after an anonymous donor paid the $50,000 bail, the Chicago Tribune reports. Upon leaving Cook County Jail in Chicago, Michael told reporters how thankful he was…
Rysheim Smith's bail was increased from $50,000 to $250,000 on Monday after the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled the death of his 6-year-old stepson, Zymere Perkins, a homicide, according to the New York Post.
The New York City police officer who is facing murder charges after fatally shooting a civilian during an off-duty road rage encounter is on his way to jail because he could not raise the $500,000 bail set by a judge Tuesday morning, the New York Post reports.
A Queens, N.Y., man was locked up at New York City’s Rikers Island jail for nearly five months without knowing that his freedom could have been obtained with loose change, the New York Daily News reports.
Ashley Harrison, 26, and her fiance and father of her two children, Garvin Whitmore, 27, were stopped at a light on an Aurora, Ill., street when a gunman walked up to the car and shot Whitmore in the head.