Debate circles state’s bail system that ACLU report calls financially unequal

  • Crystal Young of Alaska is taken into custody after a crash at Old Kona Airport Park sent one man to the hospital in December. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Hawaii County Police officers make an arrest in this file photo. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — The state’s bail system is in the middle of a debate over civil rights violations and community safety.