Presumption of Innocence For Sale: Inside America's Broken Bail System

Presumption of Innocence For Sale

The criminal justice system in the United States is rife with problems. We’ve heard countless stories about police brutality, we’re aware of the harsh sentencing and the lack of rehabilitation for those who are incarcerated, but what about the folks who are caught in limbo? Some defendants unable to post bail spend weeks, months, or even years awaiting trial. The Takeaway examines the effects of the bail system from all angles.