Black Women Among Leaders of Bail Reform Movement

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Across the country, Black women are stepping up to lead the fight to end the predominant cash bail system, Arisha Hatch of Color of Change writes for Essence. She cites Sen. Kamala Harris, the California Democrat who recently introduced legislation that encourages alternatives to money bail. The cost of money bail falls disproportionately on Black women. Nearly 80 percent of women in jails are mothers . . .

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