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Every day nearly half a million people await trial in a jail cell

Every day nearly half a million people await trial in a jail cell


Of the nearly 750,000 inmates confined in jails around the U.S. at any time, between


The Nation reported that nearly half a million people are sitting in U.S. jails while awaiting trial. (Bigstock)

Every day, nearly half a million people await trial in a jail cell because they can't afford to pay bail. It's the result of a system that favors the rich ...

Why remandees are granted bail but still rot in jail

Effort to cut prison overcrowding puts some jails in crisis.

The Jail Health-Care Crisis

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Exclusive: Kyefer, who is routinely held in his cell for 23-and-a-half hours a day, tells The Independent solitary confinement is having a compounding ...

The truth about life behind bars at WA's Hakea Prison

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The Bail TrapThe Bail Trap

Prisons: In Jail, But Not Sentenced

x Almost 26,000 remandees are awaiting trial at 118 prisons countrywide. FILE | NATION

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... by whether they have Graph showing, for the years 2007 to 2014, the number of people --

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What awaits Jason Van Dyke if he's sent to prison? The Sun-Times asked experts — including a white Oklahoma cop imprisoned for killing a black man.

The result is that on a given day, nearly 750,000 people are held in the nation's jails, but only about a third of them have been convicted of a crime; ...

Lavette Mayes speaks outside Cook County Jail at a rally for incarcerated mothers. (Photo

... Pie chart showing the number of people locked up on a given day in the United ...

BASTOY ISLAND, HORTEN, NORWAY - APRIL 11: The former Bastoy Island lighthouse now


The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) reports 2.2 million people are in our nation's jails and prisons and another 4.5 million people are on probation or ...

Kalief Browder spent more than a thousand days confined on Rikers Island.

Young offenders locked in cells for almost 24 hours and deprived of education, says report

Up to three-quarters of Nigeria's prison population is serving time without being sentenced

In his first written account of the ordeal, the former corporate investigator looks back on 23 harrowing months in Chinese jail

Bail and Pretrial Detention of Low Income Nonfelony Defendants in New York City | HRW

Inmates pass time in the Columbia County Jail in St. Helens. The prison also

Underfunded, Overcrowded State Prisons Struggle With Reform

The private-prison industry has one big client that no one talks about


Women walk along a corridor at the Los Angeles County women's jail.

Buried Alive Stories From Inside Solitary Confinement

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Pie chart showing the number of people locked up on a given day in the United ...

One of the main rotundas in the Philadelphia House of Corrections

A 2016 photo shows prisoners engaged in sporting activity at the jail. Photo: SCMP

This incisive and carefully researched article was first published by Global Research eleven years ago in March 2008.

A car exits the Rikers Island Correctional facility in New York March 12, 2015.

Inmates sit in a discussion group at the Stanislaus County Jail in Modesto, Calif.

... Chart showing the portion of New York State's and Oklahoma's state prison population that is incarcerated

Family Separation: It's a Problem for U.S. Citizens, TooFamily Separation: It's a Problem for U.S. Citizens, Too

Officers wait for the morning opening of the cells.

Costly Calls: Shelby County makes $1 million from jail phones amid national reforms

... Chart showing that 52,000 people are confined for immigration offenses, with 19,000 in Bureau of ...

Costly Calls: Shelby County makes $1 million from jail phones amid national reforms

"David" spent 84 days in jail for a case in northeastern Wisconsin that was eventually dismissed. Coburn Dukehart/Wisconsin Center for Investigative ...

pie chart showing the number of people locked up on a given day in the United

A coroner has found serious failings over Ashley Gill's death in prison in April 2015 (

Data Indicators by Country Click on the table for an expanded view.

... Chart comparing the gender distribution of the total U.S. population with that of the incarcerated population ...

Prison health report

A performance of “Macbeth” at California State Prison Solano sponsored by Marin Shakespeare Company in 2015. (Photo by Peter Merts)

It is cross-posted here to provide additional context to the April 23, 2018, announcement by City of ...

Prison populations are falling in most states, but ballooning in Kentucky. Here's why. | Lexington Herald Leader

An entry in the Youth Study Center supervisor logbook describes one of several troubling incidents inside

Commercial bail bonds services have turned innocent people’s pretrial release into an industry worth

PrisonsToo many prisons make bad people worse. There is a better way

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Philadelphia Pennsylvania

I was in a holding cell at Central Booking, in the basement of the Tombs prison, for about thirty-two hours.

Chart showing the number and portion of youth locked up by offense types, showing that ...


'It always comes down to money': How a nonprofit is changing lives by paying bail

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... day in the United Graph showing the number of people in jails from 1983 to 2014 by whether they have ...

There are moves under way to squeeze in more beds to accommodate more prisoners.

... Chart showing the number and portion of people incarcerated in the federal prison system by offense ...

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South African prison cell. Photo courtesy of Robin Wood.

Randy Letcher's 25-year-old daughter, Aleisha, is being detained at the

Some people get arrested on purpose so they can go to jail — and their reasons range from sad, to nefarious, to political

As a result, over 450,000 people held in local jails in America are awaiting trial, detained for the crime of being too poor.

Galveston County hit with bail lawsuit similar to Harris County case

Behind Bars: Maximum Security + The Remand Centre - Alberta Views - The Magazine for Engaged Citizens

Data provided by the Valley Street Jail and analyzed by NHPR.

The Dubai Mall has had over 80 million visitors annually over the past four years,

Kentucky inmate population surges while national rate drops | Lexington Herald Leader

Texas state trooper Brian Encinia points a Taser as he orders Sandra Bland out of her

Solitary in Iran Nearly Broke Me. Then I Went Inside America's Prisons.

(In America some prisoners are released after long sentences with little more than clothes and a bus fare.) Eventually Tore plans to set up his own ...

The gardening program at Hakea Prison, WA's main remand ...

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St. Louis County Jail