Hundreds of thousands of people in this country are trapped in jail daily simply because they can't afford to buy their freedom. We are continuing our fight to challenge this wealth-based system that preys on some of the poorest people in the U.S.
Robert Robles, our client, has been trapped in a jail cell in Maricopa County, Arizona for three and a half months because he cannot pay $50,000 for his release. In Arizona, thousands of people are arrested and sit in jail awaiting trial simply because they cannot afford to post money bail. Being poor is not a justification to keep someone trapped behind bars.