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Protesters in St. Louis challenge bail system that hurts the poor


Protesters from the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) took to the streets in St. Louis Tuesday to protest the controversial cash bail system that has clobbered so many poor, minority and immigrant residents in the St. Louis area. Studies have shown the excessive reliance on cash bails causes people caught up in the criminal justice system, often for minor offenses, to wind up in jail.

Here are some photographs of the march as well:


Sydney Hallett is a Senior Reporter in Missouri for Youth Journalism International.

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