Dani McClain

Dani McClain reports on race, reproductive health, policy and politics. She is a fellow with The Nation Institute and a contributing writer at The Nation.
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Inside the Movement to Free People Who Are Only in Jail Because They Can’t Afford Bail

Eliminating cash bail has become a focal point in the fight to transform the criminal justice system. Inside the wins and challenges of a growing movement that raises money to free people of color who are in jail simply because they can't afford to post bail.   bony* had been in an Atlanta jail for two weeks when one May evening, just before Mother’s Day, she got an unexpected visit from an attorney with good news: Someone had found her name through an open records request and wanted to pay the … [Read more...]