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Vera Institute of Justice Releases Report on Pre-Trail Detention

The Vera Institute of Justice finds that the number of people in pretrial detention is rising even as crime rates fall. The report shows that this type of detention has an especially severe effect on marginalized communities — like poor people, women, and black and Latino people. “There’s no logical tie between money and public safety,” says Insha Rahman, director of strategy and new initiatives for the Vera Institute. “Just because you’re rich doesn’t mean you’re less of a threat to anybody than if you’re poor.” Read more in their report, Justice Denied.