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Incarceration without Conviction

Pretrial Detention and the Erosion of Innocence in American Criminal Justice

Incarceration Without Conviction addresses an understudied fairness flaw in the criminal justice system. On any given day, approximately 500,000 Americans are in pretrial detention in the US, held in local jails not because they are considered a flight or public safety risk, but because they are poor and cannot afford bail or a bail bond. Les mer
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Incarceration Without Conviction addresses an understudied fairness flaw in the criminal justice system. On any given day, approximately 500,000 Americans are in pretrial detention in the US, held in local jails not because they are considered a flight or public safety risk, but because they are poor and cannot afford bail or a bail bond. Over the course of a year, millions of Americans cycle through local jails, most there for anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. These individuals are disproportionately Black and poor.

This book draws on extensive legal data to highlight the ways in which pretrial detention drives guilty pleas and thus fuels mass incarceration--and the disproportionate impact on Black Americans. It shows the myriad harms that being detained wreaks on people's lives and well-being, regardless of whether or not those who are detained are ever convicted. Rabinowitz argues that pretrial detention undermines the presumption of innocence in the American criminal justice system and, in so doing, erodes the very meaning of innocence.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

1. Introduction
2. "The mechanics of the guilty plea"
3. "But what will become of the innocent?"
4. "Someone has to pay a price..."
5. "The pains of imprisonment"
6. Looking forward
Appendix A: Notes on Quantitative Methodology

Om forfatteren

Mikaela Rabinowitz is the Director of Data, Research, and Analytics at the San Francisco District Attorney's Office, which does not seek to detain people using cash bail. She has a PhD in Sociology from Northwestern University and a BA in African American Studies from Columbia University.