Archive for January 21, 2014
A bail bond agent, or bondsperson, is any person or corporation that will act as a surety and pledge money or property as bail for the appearance of persons accused in court. Although banks, insurance companies and other similar institutions are usually the sureties on other types of contracts, these institutions are often reluctant to put their depositors’ or policyholders’ funds at the kind of risk involved in posting a bail bond. Bail bond agents, on the other hand, are usually in the business to cater to criminal defendants, often securing their customers’ release in just a few hours. Once the defendant has successfully appeared at their scheduled court date, the bond is paid back in full, often with required interest paid directly to the bail bonds agent. Here are a few more facts you should know abou
According to data collected by the United States Census Bureau, there were nearly 2.27 million inmates incarcerated in U.S. prisons as of 2011. Depending on the prison, specifics regarding the sentence, and the crime being punished, each prisoner is allowed certain rights and privileged as determined by the court in which he or she was convicted.
The court that handed down the original conviction for which an inmate is serving time also has the authority to modify a conviction if the criminal commits additional misdeeds while incarcerated. For convicted felons with families, prisoner visitation rights are among the most valued of the few privileges incarcerated individuals have.