Low-income Americans languish in jail because they can’t afford bail

By The Christian Science Monitor
Monday, December 17, 2012 10:00 EDT
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Jailed without conviction: Behind bars for lack of money (via The Christian Science Monitor)

The teenager opened her neighbor’s unlocked car, grabbed the iPhone off the armrest and ran home, a few doors away in her downtown neighborhood here. Perchelle Richardson still isn’t sure why she took the phone. Just five days earlier, for her 18th birthday, her mother had given her a standard, no-…

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