Cori Bush and other community activists protested to have the Workhouse closed down permanently. This is the dreadful jail that holds presumed-innocent people before a trial, people who are unable to pay for bail after getting arrested. This is unconstitutional.
The citizens jailed at the workhouse consist of mostly black folk and/or the poor. The conditions of the “Medium Security Institution” are abysmal, not fit for humans. Hence our protest.
The presumption of innocence is the legal principle that one is considered innocent until proven guilty. In many countries, the presumption of innocence is a legal right of the accused in a criminal trial, and it is an international human right under the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 11 Source:source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presumption_of_innocence
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