What is the difference between bond and bail?

The amount vs. the actual payment...

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What is the difference between bond and bail?

The amount of money placed on deposit ensuring the inmate shows up at court is called bail.

The actually payment made to the court to secure the inmate’s release is called a bond.

 

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