In Reforming Jails, Don’t Leave Women Behind

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More and more, local jails are recognized as incarceration’s front door—the entry point for people who move through the criminal justice system. Intended primarily to house people awaiting trial or other case resolution who pose a danger to the community or risk of flight, jails have become warehouses for those too poor to afford bail or too sick to be managed in the community.

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