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Local Group Opposes Law Limiting Charitable Bail Funds

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Last week, Governor Brian Kemp signed a bill into law requiring cash bail for 30 more offenses. The measure also limits charitable organizations, nonprofits, individuals, and others from bailing out more than three people a year.

Under the law, it would be a misdemeanor for anyone paying more than three bonds a year. The law goes into effect on July 1st.
John Vodicka is Co-Coordinator of the Athens Area Court Watch Project. He opposes the law and he regularly provides bail money for those who cannot afford to pay.
Vodicka says he expects the law to be challenged, he discussed the issue with WUGA.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!