Imagine you have just been arrested and have been accused of committing a crime. Under the United States Constitution, you are considered innocent until proved guilty. However, it is still legal for you to be held in jail until the date of your plea hearing/arraignment. This is a court appearance where you enter your response to the charges brought against you as guilty or not guilty. The amount of time between your arrest and your hearing is known as pretrial detention.

The court system has a practice in place that will release individuals before their plea hearing on good faith…


The Salt Lake Community Bail Fund works toward the end of pretrial detention by posting bail and making communities whole again.

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