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‘What Bail Does Is Coerce Guilty Pleas’

Janine Jackson: National Mama’s Bailout Day aimed, successfully, to get dozens of incarcerated black women home for Mother’s Day. The action could be supported with data: Black women are 44 percent of ... read more

Bail Called “Shockingly Effective Way To Coerce Guilty Pleas” From Poor

While this sounds fine in theory, Feige says, in practice it is “a shockingly effective way to coerce guilty pleas ... It does not have to be this way. Several years ago the Bronx Defenders helped est... read more

Guilty plea in Sodus murder case

LYONS — One of the three people arrested in the Sodus double homicide case has pleaded guilty. Whether he will testify at the ... Following Bohlar’s plea, Callanan said Childers will be in court later ... read more

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The Problem With Bail

On Sunday, John Oliver devoted the majority of his HBO show to America’s broken bail system. “Bail” is the cash ... become nothing more than a shockingly effective way to coerce guilty pleas from poor ... read more

Jay woman pleads guilty to selling cocaine, heroin

FARMINGTON — A Jay woman pleaded guilty Thursday to selling cocaine and heroin from her apartment at 446 Main St. in Jay on July 30, 2018. Angie Braley, 38, also entered a guilty plea to a misdemeanor ... read more

Subject of ACLU suit against Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office takes plea deal

With a suspended sentence, Ramon will be under supervised release, with the possibility of being sent to prison for the full six years if he does not meet the requirements ... In January, Ramon change... read more

Patterson to appear in court: What you need to know in murder, kidnapping suspect’s case

Wednesday's hearing will be the first for Patterson since his initial appearance, at which bail was set at $5 million ... Will Patterson enter a plea? No. In Wisconsin, a plea of guilty or not guilty ... read more

Dean Valchuis, accused of attacking Roger Bemis in Clinton days before he was found dead, held for dangerousness hearing

At an arraignment from a hospital bed at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester on Monday, a not-guilty plea was entered on Valchuis’ behalf. Judge Dennis Sargent ordered Valchuis held without bai... read more

In plea bargaining, who really gets the bargain?

Kellie Toole does not work for, consult ... With no media or judicial oversight, and in some cases no legal representation, prosecutors could coerce or induce pleas from defendants to lesser charges t... read more

Jail or Bail? There’s a New Option

“Supervised release” allows judges to let those who cannot afford bail be released before trial on a kind of ... the accused may grudgingly accept a guilty plea just to resolve the case. A 2018 study ... read more

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Our System is “Innocent Until Proven Guilty” Only for the Rich’

In the following Tweet, she said: “It does not mean the treatment + presumption ... the ability – literally – to decide which people to coerce into prison – the innocent along with the guilty – might ... read more

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