66% inmates in jail unconvicted as system ignores 'guilty mind' rule for prosecutions - Nooganomics. Local economy & free markets
print The refusal of the judicial industrial complex in Hamilton County to uphold Tennessee’s guilty intention (“premeditation”) law is filling the jail with people who are too poor to make bail. Tennessee is rated with an “F” by the Pretrial Justice Institute in a report about the jailing of people before conviction across the country, a study demanding reform in the cash bail system that keeps many people behind bars, unable to prepare a defense. By David Tulis / NoogaRadio 92.7 Jail overcrowding in southeast Tennessee in Rhea, Hamilton and other counties comes largely because of the cash bail system