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Sunday, October 22, 2017

The federal government has taken a stand on the side of impoverished defendants, arguing in a U.S. appeals case that holding people accused of crimes in jail solely because they cannot afford bail is unconstitutional. The U.S. Justice Department filed an amicus brief in a Georgia case in which a defendant was jailed for six days…

Photo: Jail cells are seen in the Enhanced Supervision Housing Unit at the Rikers Island Correctional facility in New York March 12, 2015. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid