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Prosecutors Ask Court to End Texas County’s Cash Bail for Misdemeanors

Prosecutors Ask Court to End Texas County’s Cash Bail for Misdemeanors

The amicus brief, joined by the sheriff of Harris County, said defendants who stay in jail because they cannot afford bail risk losing their jobs and homes for crimes such as traffic violations.

Prosecutors Will Not Bring Charges Over Death of Black Inmate Samuel Harrell in N.Y.

Prosecutors Will Not Bring Charges Over Death of Black Inmate in N.Y.

Samuel Harrell died because he was handcuffed, punched, kicked and stomped by guards, according to his widow, including by officers belonging to a group that inmates called the “Beat Up Squad.”

African Americans More Likely to Be Wrongfully Convicted: Study

African Americans More Likely to Be Wrongfully Convicted: Study

Black Americans are about seven times more likely to be wrongfully convicted of murder than white Americans, according to the study.

Massive Maryland Prison Corruption Case Highlights National Issue

Massive Maryland Prison Corruption Case Highlights National Issue

Staff shortages at prisons due to low pay and dangerous work conditions perpetuate this cycle in Maryland and other states, officials say.

3 of 4 Dead in Jail Never Convicted of a Crime

And the majority of deaths are labeled as suicides, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics.