Imagine you were just charged with a criminal offense for the first time in your life.
At your initial appearance, the judge or commissioner informs you that you are presumed innocent, but sets bond at $10,000. You come from poverty, and there is no chance that you or your family could post that amount of money.
You are put onto a bus. They take your clothes and all your belongings, and in exchange give you a uniform and a
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