Since everyone's finally talking about what was intended to be a bedrock of the American legal system, let's set some facts straight!
The Eighth Amendment explicitly prohibits excessive bail as one way to safeguard this presumption.
Over 95% of criminal cases are determined by plea bargains.
- Black & Latinx people are 25% more likely as white people to have bail set on the same charges – & are assigned higher bail amounts.
- Black & Latinx people are half as likely as white people to be able to afford bail.