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bail reform act
An original act passed in 1966 to assure that bail practices would be revised to ensure that everyone, regardless of his/her financial status, will not needlessly be detained to answer criminal charges.

It gave judges and magistrates greater autonomy to decide conditions under which bail would be granted or denied; however, it does not mean that every one is entitled to bail regardless of the alleged offense.

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