Lavette’s Choice – Lavette Mayes is a single mother. She was arrested after a fight with her mother-in-law. To stay out of jail before her court date, she was asked to pay a cash bail she could not afford. For lack of money, she was locked up for 14 months while waiting for her court date. In a country that says “innocent until proven guilty,” cash bail renders a punishment before someone even gets a trial.
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