Why Poor Ohioans Languish in Jail On Minor Accusations

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Thomas Stepien spent four days in a Lyndhurst, Oh., jail in April on a drunken jaywalking charge. Stepien's friend, who was arrested at the same time and charged with the same crimes, was released within hours, Cleveland.com reports. Why the unequal treatment? The friend had access to the $700 he needed for bail. Stepien, 23, said he had only $50 and was forced . . .

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