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Implicit bias also contributes to people of color faring worse than comparable whites in bail determinations. Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department. Pretrial detention has been shown to increase the odds of conviction, and people who are detained awaiting trial are also more likely to accept less favorable plea deals, to be sentenced to prison, and to receive longer sentences.
Criminology, 46 4 : ; Morgan, K. These include barriers to securing steady employment and housing, to accessing the social safety net and federal student aid, and to exercising the right to vote.
Louis municipalities have similar or worse practices than Ferguson. By creating and perpetuating policies that allow such racial disparities to exist in its criminal justice system, the United States is in violation of its obligations under Article 2 and Article 26 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to ensure that all its residents—regardless of race—are treated equally under the law.
Nearly one-third of U. Seventy percent of pretrial releases require money bond, an especially high hurdle for low-income defendants, who are disproportionately people of color.