Patrick Orsagos

A Tour Of Bail: How Other States Have Reformed The Money Bail System

States across the country have taken stabs at reforming how the money bail system operates. In West Virginia, the state legislature passed HB 2419, a law enacted in June 2020 that aimed to limit bail amounts, and by extension, shrink the exploding jail population. In the 4th and final part of his series, reporter Patrick Orsagos looks at examples of reform in other areas and how they might serve as as guidepost for the Mountain State.

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A Family Business Is Focused On Releasing People From Jail, Keeping The Community Safe

Staci Kisner is the owner of Bill’s Bail Bonds, one of the largest bail bonds businesses in West Virginia. She talks about her efforts to help keep her community safe.

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West Virginia’s Bail Reform Bill: How It Works And Who It Serves

In the second part of his series on bail reform, reporter Patrick Orsagos examines the nuances of the state's latest bail reform bill — how it works and who it serves.

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The Human Cost Of Bail

In a four-part series "$50,000 To Freedom," reporter Patrick Orsagos explores bail reform in West Virginia.

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