Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Majority of jail prisoners awaiting trial; wait coerces pleas

  The Pretrial Justice Institute has just released new statistics on the people we are keeping in our tax-funded jails;  61% are sitting there, waiting for a day in court.  And while they sit, they grow tired and discouraged.  So they are more likely to accept guilty pleas and spent unnecessary time in our jails and tax-funded prisons.  See the original report at


and a discussion of it at


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