Representative Wright on Jail Bond Changes

(Jefferson City) The Missouri Supreme Court chief justice wants all criminal courts to use common sense when setting bail for offenders.

Chief Justice Zel Fischer requested the courts to implement bail only if necessary.

State Representative Dale Wright of Farmington heard the proposal from Judge Fischer when he addressed the Missouri legislators.

Judge Fischer is also against building more prisons, saying “we ought to save prisons for those we are afraid of, not just mad at.”