Issue January 16, 2019

Cash bail keeps the poor in jail…a new bill aims to change that

During Shameka Parrish-Wright’s jail stay, she made a friend. Her friend faced a charge of felonious aggravated assault. So did Parrish-Wright, stemming from what she says was self-defense. The difference was that Parrish-Wright couldn’t pay the $1,000 bail. The friend...