What the hell! Only a Democrat could come up with this! To bail is to put something of value up for collateral, it can be a house, a car, credit in a bank account, jewelry or cash! It's to guarantee that the person will show up for the hearing or lose something tangible. People lie, it's a fact! There is no other guarantee that a person will show up for a trial! An innocent person has very little to lose as the bail minis the bond fee will be returned, not sure about those found guilty but the people that the court represents need an assurance that the accused will show up for trial.