University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Hamblen County, TN: Bail "
Date Mar 22, 2020
Author Civil Rights Corps
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Abstract The Hamblen County money bail system traps poor people in jail because they cannot afford to purchase their release. The judge and judicial commissioners in Hamblen County routinely impose unaffordable money bail amounts — sometimes in amounts as high as $1 million. In a county where one in five residents lives below the poverty level, these money bail amounts are essentially detention orders.


This Resource Relates To
case Torres v. Collins (CJ-TN-0013)

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