I-TEAM: Bail doubling for some protesters arrested over the weekend
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. The cost of bail is doubling for some protesters arrested over the weekend, according to records, families and an organization working to bail people out of jail. Activists with the Jacksonville Community Action Committee have raised more than $55,000 to bail out dozens of protestors who were arrested. According to the organization, families and records, bail is being posted for people arrested on unlawful assembly charges on the Duval County jails website, but is being updated to show double the bail amount in several cases. Another example shows a woman charged with unlawful assembly had her bail set at $753, and later the bail amount was updated to $1,003, according to records. The News4Jax I-TEAM obtained the most recent list of bail amounts for misdemeanor offenses from the Clerk of Courts and unlawful assembly was not listed with a set bail amount.