The Heritage Foundation has published an article that makes a very good case about bail. It is definitely worth reading. I am a firm believer in a user pay system. If you use the highway - you pay for the highway with gas taxes. If you use the criminal justice system by doing a criminal act, you should pay for using the criminal justice system. Somehow, we have gotten seriously out of control with a belief that taxpayers should have to pay for criminals behavior.
The History of Cash Bail | The Heritage Foundation