30 Apr 2024

Shower Thoughts: Why can't Kiwis pay to get bail?

From Nights, 9:15 pm on 30 April 2024

Have you ever been standing in the shower, when suddenly, the noise in your brain clears and in its place appears the perfect thought?

That's a Shower Thought, and here on Nights we're aiming to answer those unshakable questions lurking in the back of your mind.

Tonight: we've seen it in just about every American sitcom, but why don't we 'post bail' in New Zealand? And why is paying to get out of jail allowed at all in some jurisdictions?

Tim Schnacke is the executive director of the nonprofit Centre for Legal and Evidence-Based Practices in Colorado, in the United States. He joins Emile Donovan.

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