Judging the Judges: Taking on Pretrial Injustice
Of the nearly 2 million people incarcerated in the United States at any given time, more than half a million are held in local jails. And, a majority of those are being held before trial, which means they are innocent until proven guilty. The decision-makers with the most power to determine who is jailed and who isn’t are local judges, usually elected, but often operating without much accountability. Now, there is a growing effort toward judicial accountability, led by abolitionist organizations in Los Angeles.
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