Most Americans believe the pretrial justice system is unfair, according to a new nationwide poll from the Pretrial Justice Institute and the Charles Koch Institute. It’s not hard to understand why—every day, more than six in 10 people in U.S. jails have not been convicted of a crime. Ninety percent of these people mostly face low-level charges and are jailed simply because they cannot afford their cash bond.
In an op-ed for The Hill, Koch’s General Counsel and Senior Vice President Mark Holden and Pretrial Justice Institute CEO Cherise Fanno Burdeen explore other findings from the poll that confirm the growing bipartisan movement for pretrial justice reform in the United States.
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