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What can we learn from Germany's prison system, where loss of liberty is the full punishment, incarceration is a last resort after community-based sanctions, and a modern criminal justice system confronts the truth of its horrific history? Out From the Holocaust (The Marshall Project)

Detaining low-risk defendants before they face trial is expensive and disproportionately targets low-income Americans who lack financial resources. Beyond financial costs, pre-trial detention increases the likelihood that defendants will plead guilty simply to return to their jobs and families sooner, but in the long run, these defendants suffer serious economic damage. Our Bail System Costs the Country 15 Billion Per Year (Pacific Standard)

The Bureau of Prisons set higher standards for psychiatric care. But instead of helping more inmates, the agency dropped thousands of inmates who needed treatment from its caseload. Treatment Denied: The Mental Health Crisis in Federal Prisons (The Marshall Project)