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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 […]

Life in Lockup: An In-depth Look at Reasons for Incarceration in the U.S. From: Share this infographic on your site! Life in Lockup: An In-depth Look at Reasons for Incarceration in the U.S. The United States jails more of its citizens than any other country in the world. And the rate of incarceration has surged […]

The New Yorker Magazine The Milwaukee Experiment: What can one prosecutor do about the mass incarceration of African-Americans? “Some prominent Republicans also have begun to criticize current policies. The Koch brothers have funded work by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers which aims, among other things, at limiting mandatory minimum sentences in drug cases, […]