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Pretrial Detention has Compounding Consequences

A recent report by the Prison Policy Initiative states that, compared with individuals not detained before trial, pretrial detainees are more likely to plead guilty, be convicted, or be sentenced to jail. 

The report also explains that negative consequences of pretrial detention "accrue quickly: being detained pre-trial for just 3 days can impact employment, finances, housing, and the well-being of dependent children."
 
Read the full report here.


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