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The Salisbury Post-Mark Cartret, More Info on Bail Bondsmen...

The Salisbury Post-Mark Cartret

by Mark Cartret, Chairman and Past President, NCBAA via Columbus Bail on Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 11:33am
Thursday (6-10-2010)

Published Wednesday, June 09, 2010 11:00 PM

More information on bail bondsmen
We appreciate your newspaper highlighting the private bail industry in the June 8 articles "Hunters of men — Bail bondsmen know how to track 'em down" and "Here's how being bail bondsman works." As president of the North Carolina Bail Agents Association, there are a few comments about the private bail industry that I'd like to add.
In addition to the two bail agents you highlighted in these stories, there are more than 1,200 hardworking men and women who comprise the private bail industry in North Carolina. Every day these men and women work tirelessly to reduce jail overcrowding and bring defendants back to court, which helps ensure that our state's court system runs smoothly and efficiently. The efforts of these bail agents to return defendants for court saves our state's taxpayers $2 billion or more each year.
The private bail industry is successful at bringing defendants to court because private bail agents are financially tied to the bonds that they issue. We have personal and financial incentives to keep track of the defendants that we monitor. And we do all of this work at no added cost to the state's taxpayers.
In addition, if a bond is forfeited the forfeited bond amount is, by law, given to the North Carolina public school system.
Mark Cartret
Cartret is the president of the North Carolina Bail Agents Association and an avid advocate for Private Bail. His family entered the bail / pretrial industry in 1971.

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