ACLU of Hawaii report: Bail prioritizes wealth of accused over community risk

The ACLU of Hawaii released a study showing that almost half of the people in Hawaii jails are pre-trial detainees who have not been convicted of the crimes for which they’ve been accused. This preliminary report, called “As Much Justice As You Can Afford – Hawaii’s Accused Face an Unequal Bail System,” also reveals that the average bail amount in Honolulu for the lowest level felony is over $20,000.