Alaska's criminal bail changes to point-based system

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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Alaska is starting the new year with a change in the way the state handles criminal bail.

The Juneau Empire reports people charged with a crime will no longer have to pay money to get out of jail before their trial.

Starting Jan. 1, the state will judge each individual under a point-based system that considers how likely they are to show up to court appearances or commit a new crime

Alaska's criminal bail changes to point-based system

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