07-22-2014, 09:51 AM
A) On average, 50 percent of inmates in local jails are still awaiting trial. In Knox County, it's 70 percent. Technically not criminals, bc innocent until proven guilty, right? (See my "Orange Is the New Green" story.)
Originally Posted by Rocky Hillian
B) Most of those people are awaiting trial in jail because they're too poor to make bail. Can't make bail - probably don't have insurance either.
C) Health care in jails is abysmal. Here, let John Oliver and some muppets explain: