From the Ask Joe file one of our viewers has a question tonight about bail for a crime that occurred inside the Carson City Jail.
Jack wrote in asking why a judge set bail for the Carson City inmate charged with assaulting another inmate? Does that mean he can get out of jail if he posts bail? Jack adds if so, this world is truly nuts!
I checked with the booking deparment at the jail about this.
Eduardo Reyes is charged with assault for hitting another inmate over the head with a mop bucket during a fight. He's due in court next week. And yes, his bail was set at 30 thousand dollars. That's because anytime there are new charges there is a bail schedule that goes along with those charges.
Reyes was in custody on several drug charges and his bail had been set at about 10 thousand dollars for those charges. If he can raise the money he can post bail on the original charges and get out. This way, now that he's charged with another more serious crime, he has an additional higher bail amount which will make it tougher for him to get out.
That's the reason for adding a new bail amount even though he's already in jail.