The Dangerous Domino Effect of Not Making Bail

#SocialJusticeAmerica’s criminal justice system is a patchwork of local, state, and federal policies that together resemble a maze with too many entrances and too few exits. When low-risk people enter this maze after arrest, pretrial policies can ruin their lives.

03/07/2017Read More

Over 800 people have died in jail since Sandra Bland

Huffington Post

In the link below you will find the names of over 800 people who have died in jail since Sandra Bland.  Many jails do not report this data. The real numbers could be much higher.  I sincerely hope that we can do something about this issue.  It starts with a smarter pretrial system that gets people released from jail quickly so they don't have the opportunity to get involved in anything that will lead to possible loss of...

02/04/2017Read More

Will 2017 Be the Year of Criminal Justice Reform?

It’s no wonder criminal-justice reformers woke up from Election Day 2016 with a sense of existential gloom. Given candidate Donald J. Trump’s law-and-order bluster, his dystopian portrayal of rising crime and an ostensible war on the police, and a posse of advisers who think the main problem with incarceration is that we don’t do enough of it, the idea that justice reformers have anything to look forward to is at best...

01/04/2017Read More