Obama administration challenges the money bail system: Can people be kept in jail just because they are poor? — Welcome to Knute’s Niche – Recognizing Child Abuse/Neglect

President Obama’s civil rights lawyers are seeking a potentially far-reaching ruling to hold that the Constitution forbids the common practice of keeping people in jail prior to a trial, even for minor offenses, just because they are too poor to pay for bail. Source: Obama administration challenges the money bail system: Can people be kept […]

via Obama administration challenges the money bail system: Can people be kept in jail just because they are poor? — Welcome to Knute’s Niche – Recognizing Child Abuse/Neglect

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