How local governments keep poor people in jail just because they’re poor


Imagine you’re homeless, you get arrested for sleeping under a bridge, and a judge sets your bail at $5000. You probably don’t have many dollars to your name, much less thousands, if you don’t have a home. Nor can you afford legal representation. So you just sit in jail. This is what happened to Edward Hysquierdo…


How local governments keep poor people in jail just because they’re poor
How local governments keep poor people in jail just because they’re poor

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