The Nevada Supreme Court is thinking about changing the way the state's judges set bail. Justices are looking at setting lower bail amounts or no bail at all for certain first-time offenders.
According to officials, there are hundreds of people in the Clark County jail, accused of minor, first-time offenses. The ones who can't afford bail, sit there for weeks awaiting trial.
During that time, they can lose their job and their apartment, which increases the chances of them re-offending when they get out.
The new plan is expected to ease overcrowding in Clark County's jail by up to 30 percent.
Nevada Supreme Court Justice James Hardesty says he doesn't like the fact that most judges don't have enough information to set the proper bail.
"Our justices in this state fly by the seat of their pants," Hardesty... Read More