How Unaffordable Bail Keeps Innocent People Behind Bars

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In 2010, 16-year-old Kalief Browder was arrested in New York City for allegedly stealing a backpack. Since he and his family couldn’t afford his $3,000 bail, Kalief was forced to remain in jail until his trial. Due to a lengthy series of delays, he ultimately waited in jail for three…

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Stephanie Leguichard

Stephanie Leguichard

Writer, editor, leftist activist. Endlessly fascinated by the complexities of human minds and cultures. Completing my MA in Anthropology. sleguichard@gmail.com