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At the same time, state lawmakers are pushing to incarcerate more people pretrial.
A federal lawsuit alleges lack of due process in a rural Tennessee county, and reform advocates say its jail is hardly an outlier.
With Civil Rights Corps founder Alec Karakatsanis
Adam H. Johnson
A series of victories for advocates reflects a shift in the ‘popular narrative’ around bail.
‘The bill forces attorneys to choose between violating our ethical mandates or going to jail for following them.’
Republican misdemeanor judges in Houston have clung to an unconstitutional bail system. But their intransigence could cost them their seats.
The criminal court was funneling millions of dollars a year from poor communities.
An email obtained by The Appeal shows Kim Ogg’s office is intentionally asking for unaffordable bail amounts to hold certain people in jail in Texas.
Melissa Gira Grant