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New Jersey's criminal justice system is going through a seismic shift.

The state got rid of cash bail for most defendants on Jan. 1. That means most non-violent offenders won't wait around in a jail cell just because they can't post bail. Instead, they have a good chance of being released until their trial.

Joe Hernandez (@byJoeHernandez) of Here & Now contributor WHYY reports.

This segment aired on March 27, 2017.

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