Off Paper – Episodes 4 and 5: Trends in Federal and State Pretrial Justice (Parts 1 and 2)

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Off Paper: The Criminal Justice Podcast from the FJC

“The Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits the government from requiring a criminal defendant to pay “excessive bail” in order to get out of jail before trial. Nevertheless, nearly half a million people across the country are in pretrial detention. The collateral consequences of detention can affect a defendant’s employment status, housing situation, and mental health, among other facets of his or her life… On this episode of Off Paper host Mark Sherman talks to his guests about bail reform efforts, issues relating to jails and the consequences of pretrial detention.”

Listen to Episode 4 (part 1 – 55:46):–-episode-4-trends-federal-and-state-pretrial-justice-part-1-2

Listen to Episode 5 (part 2 – 30:41):

tags: due process, 8th Amendment, criminal procedure



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