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“Excessive bail shall not be required…” Eighth Amendment to the US Constitution.  Even so, this very moment, approximately 450,000 people who have not been convicted of a crime are being held in U.S. jails. Many of them are there simply because they cannot afford to pay for their release. As detailed below, bail is inherently […]

Many people often associate the phrase “domestic violence” with physical abuse. Once a person claims to be a victim of domestic violence, we readily conjure up images of that individual being on the receiving end of slaps, punches and other forms of physical abuse. While it’s true that physical violence is directly related to domestic […]

How did Jay Leiderman’s case, that of Commander X charged with a simple DDos protest on the County of Santa Cruz website, make it’s way to be the feature story of the September 2014 New Yorker magazine?   After 9 months of frequent calls, OTR encrypted chats, texts, emails and Skype sessions with author David […]

There is little in the way of treatment while incarcerated for criminal defendants that have drug or alcohol problems Often times, many people that suffer from drug or alcohol abuse addiction issues can find themselves in criminal related activities. Although many prisons or jails offer some sort of treatment for those willing to get help […]