If you go to the Mother Jones website -- at http://www.motherjones.com/toc/2014/05 -- and sign up for free, you can read the new article by Shane Bauer with the semi-spoiler title of "Lobbyists, Guns, and Money: Inside the Shadowy and Very Well Connected Bail Bonds Industry."
I wrote a blog this morning with my own take on the subject, but when I re-read it, it seemed quite negative, and I'm trying to be more positive about everything -- even bail insurance lobbyists. Shoot, I did it again. Oh well, I've deleted that blog and promise to do better in the future.
You can read Shane's article and come to your own conclusions.