I watched a TV programme on bounty hunters this evening. The UK doesn’t have these and my knowledge is limited to Dog the Bounty Hunter.
So learning a little bit more about the American justice system was useful and interesting, the main difference is we don’t bail people out in the UK.
I suppose the other big difference is we don’t have guns, so it would never work here.
What I did get from the programme, was that you can really advertise anything in America and that bails bondsmen seem to prey on the poorest people. Because obviously if you have $1000 for bail, you wouldn’t have to use them.
I get why the need for bounty hunters if you are going to do bail someone out, but to me it just seems to be a new way to pray on the poor.