Justice delayed is justice denied
I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against.
Leading the charge for change is Catherine Gibson. Former legal assistant to Sr. Counsel of a law firm specializing in criminal defense, family law and bankruptcy. Former Managing Director of a family law non-profit. Experience in family law, trained in domestic violence recognition and victim assistance and counseling, drafted legislation that was sponsored and ultimately enacted on the state level, worked with Congressional and Senate lawmakers to enact changes in the Violence Against Women's Act and the US Code derived from that legislation.
Pretrial Detention Nearly half a million people in the U.S. are currently being detained pretrial – in other words, they are awaiting trial and still legally innocent. Many are jailed pretrial simply because they can't afford money bail, others because a probation, parole, or ICE office has placed a "hold" on their release. Pretrial detention undermines the chance of a fair trial and the rule of law. ... The prevalence of pretrial detention contributes to prison overcrowding, exacerbating poor prison conditions and heightening the risk of abuse and ill-treatment.
PRETRIAL DETENTION, HELD NO BOND, ON MISDEMEANOR CHARGES TO ELICIT GUILTY PLEA . This is unAmerican and flies in the face of what is commonly considered due process, equal protection, presumption of innocence and justice. There are thousands of people in Florida, currently who fall through the cracks of legal protections provided by state statute. Most are treated fairly by the Judges in Florida Courts. Others are not. One current case highlights the abuse that can occur.