Think you can depend on the U.S. government when you travel overseas?

Canada
September 17, 2010 12:25pm CST
US refuses to bail out jailed hiker The US government has said it will not pay prison bail for Sarah Shourd, a detained American who Iran says it will release on health grounds in exchange for $500,000, the US state department says. "The United States government does not fund prisoner bail," Phillip Crowley, a spokesman for the department said on Monday, reiterating the standard US policy. http://english.aljazeera.net/news/middleeast/2010/09/2010913204849226446.html
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@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
24 Sep 10
The policy has solid backing behind it. Imagine if the US posted bail for every jerk who committed a crime overseas. Obviously this situation is much different, but there is still a set precedent.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
17 Sep 10
There shouldn't have been any bail to start with. That's just a rip-off from a bunch og greedy Iranians. The us could be out of jail if they charged bail for all the people who are here illegally. I think it's a crock!!