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'The trouble with time served' — How pre-trial detention punishes the innocent

Crediting people for time served — giving criminal defendants “credit” against their sentence for the time they spend detained pretrial — is a deceptively harmful practice that punishes innocent people.... Read more»0

A 'fair and speedy trial' is a pipe dream for many poor Americans

While most Americans believe arrested people go to court soon after their arrest, Constitutional guarantees of a “fair and speedy trial” are infrequently honored in our under-resourced criminal justice system.... Read more»0