Judging the Judges: Taking on Pretrial Injustice
FEATURING IVETTE ALÉ - Of the nearly 2 million people incarcerated in the United States at any given time, more than half a million are held in local jails. And, a majority of those are being held before trial, which means they are innocent until proven guilty. The decision makers with most power to determine who is jailed and who isn’t are local judges, usually elected, but often operating without much accountability. Now, there is a growing effort toward judicial accountability, led by abolitionist organizations in Los Angeles. Now, Ivette Alé of La Defensa, has written about how to hold judges accountable, for YES! Magazine.
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