Locked Up For Being Poor In South Carolina Jails

Number 27716
Subject Judicial system
Source WSPA (Spartanburg, S.C.)
Year 2016
Publication Date May 5, 2016
Summary An analysis of bond data from multiple sources shows poor defendants who struggle to pay a cash bond spend more time in jail before trail and are more likely to be convicted of a crime or plead guilty than those who have the means to post bond. http://wspa.com/2016/05/05/locked-up-for-being-poor-in-south-carolina-jails/
Category Contest Entry
Keywords poor; jail; crime; bail; bond; judicial
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