More than half the U.S. jail population has never actually been convicted of a crime.

That’s roughly 420,000 “pretrial” defendants behind bars in city and county jails who haven’t yet had their day in court, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In other words: people

Source:: The Lowdown

Bail and Bail Bonds, Explained 8 March,2017Matthew Green


Matthew Green

Matthew Green is a digital media producer for KQED News. He previously produced The Lowdown, KQED’s multimedia news education blog. Matthew's written for numerous Bay Area publications, including the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Chronicle. He also taught journalism classes at Fremont High School in East Oakland.

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