The State of the Region: Hampton Roads 2021
On any given day in 2019, on average, there were more pretrial inmates per 100,000 residents in Hampton Roads than in Virginia or the United States. To secure their release from jail, many inmates must provide collateral in the form of a secured bond. Now, with momentum building for reducing or eliminating cash bail in the Commonwealth, we estimate the costs and benefits of cash bail reform for cities and counties in Hampton Roads.
Dragas Center for Economic Analysis & Policy, "Part 7: Securing Release: Cash Bail in Hampton Roads" (2021). State of the Region Reports: Hampton Roads. 190.