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The Gund Foundation issued a $24,000 grant to Cuyahoga County to support its effort to collect data on its jails.
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 American Council of Chief Defenders, Gideon's Promise, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association for Public Defense, and the National Legal Aid and Defender Association released a joint statement today that "strongly endorses and calls for the use of validated pretrial risk assessment in all jurisdictions, as a necessary component of a fair pretrial release system that reduces unnecessary detention and eliminates racial bias."