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Overnight Bail Hours Cut at Jail in Las Vegas
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LAS VEGAS -- Officials say they're cutting the overnight hours that people can post bail and be freed from jail.

Las Vegas Justice Court spokesman Michael Sommermeyer calls it a cost-saving move. He says the court's Pretrial Services Division at the Clark County jail will shut down from midnight to 8 a.m. That means friends, relatives and bail bond companies won't be able to post bail until the morning.

Sommermeyer says statistics show that most bail is posted after 8 a.m. Information about inmates is still available 24 hours a day on the Clark County government's jail link.

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