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August 9, 2021

West Virginia’s Bail Reform Bill: How It Works And Who It Serves

West Virginia Public Broadcasting – In the first episode of this series, the focus was on the story of Lisa Hartline— a legal aid lawyer who found her calling while incarcerated and unable to make bail. Just like Lisa, Deborah Ujevich dated a man who got caught up in drugs. Listen to the full segment.

In August 2015, a Weirton police officer showed up at Ujevich’s front door. Her fiance at the time worked for a fencing company and was caught searching through an apartment unit on the job site.

“I think that my then-fiance, had gotten involved with I think it was crack cocaine. And I guess they were going in and out of units in that building looking for I don’t know, money or something to see or something like that. So they got caught,” Ujevich said.

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