Guest opinion article in the Denver Post on Broken Bail System

Claire’s guest opinion article about wealth-based pretrial incarceration.

Colorado is in the midst of a jail crisis. Across the state, jails are overcrowded, with several jails operating at 150 percent capacity with deplorable conditions. Yet the majority of people in those jails have not been convicted — they have been accused of a crime and are deemed to be innocent in the eyes of the law. Many will ultimately be exonerated. Many who are convicted will be sentenced to probation and released when their case is disposed of, and all but a very few are constitutionally entitled to release until their trial.