The district attorney's office called it a "troubling loophole" that must be closed.
The Bail Out program helped release 23 nonviolent offenders in time for Easter Sunday.
"I'm proud of that little girl to come forward."
"They are suspected in a number of troubling incidents in Queens in the last year or two."
A judge ruled the adults accused of holding starving children on a compound could be released upon posting bail.
A bail bonds businessman hopelessly searching the country for months for a fugitive was days away from signing a $30,000 check to the Tom Green County Court when he received "a blessing from God."
Low-level defendants will be released without bail in Manhattan as part of a national push to reform a system that regularly imprisons poor people for long stretches simply they can't afford to pay.
A judge granted his request to leave the house for the holiday.
Justice Department files an amicus brief in a Georgia case, arguing that poor defendants are denied equal protection when jailed solely for inability to pay bail.
"I'm very tired, and I'm divorcing my husband."