@ScottHech
Scott Hechinger
a month ago
Just heard a call w/ a woman caged on unaffordable bail in Harris County, TX last year: "I'm pregnant, you know, I need a little bit more than two slices of bread. I'm trying to get my weight back up. Give my baby some normal food." We cage pregnant women. And don't feed them.
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@ScottHech
Scott Hechinger
a month ago
Just heard a call from a man in Harris County, TX: "I've been here 3 years. Been in front of a judge twice. Just reset me 5 months. Been waiting on dental care for over a year now. "We're at the bottom of the bottom of the bottle. The mindframe is just adjusting to the abuse."
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@ibrake4ants
I Brake 4 Ants
a month ago
@ScottHech @jduffyrice But we move jailed white supremacists to a different facility so they can get their requested diet of organic food.
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@Clarkmeister1
ClutchYadi
a month ago
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@eliseconstance
Elise Constance
a month ago
@ScottHech And they are more likely to be exposed to COVID, which can cause severe illness in pregnant women.
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@LauraMiers
Laura Miers
a month ago
@ScottHech We torture incarcerated pregnant women in this country. I made a thread. https://t.co/ZqJIDSJsKz
@LauraMiers
Laura Miers
a month ago
🧵We torture incarcerated women in the US. “A woman held on Impaired Driving charges gave birth alone in a Kentucky jail cell after being ignored for days. SHE CUT THE UMBILICAL CORD WITH HER TEETH, then crawled into her mattress to protect the baby. https://t.co/haNo7Ountu
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@newzjunkey
newzjunkey
a month ago
@ScottHech @jduffyrice In America. Smdh.
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@kellenfunk
Kellen Funk
a month ago
@ScottHech The Fifth Circuit will soon take up important constitutional questions about Texas's pretrial and money bail system, as detailed below. Tragically the fed courts tend to look past all of this misery when they take up these cases. https://t.co/z8GEE6gf58
@kellenfunk
Kellen Funk
a month ago
The Fifth Circuit's upcoming en banc hearing will undoubtedly be the most important federal review of America's money bail system until the Supreme Court chooses to weigh in (which may not happen for a very long time). It's a very high-risk/high-reward case for bail reformers. 1/ https://t.co/SsSzjWoC3G
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@metacognition
metacognition
a month ago
@ScottHech Is there a bail fund in the area you can recommend?
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@thedutchsimmons
Dutch Simmons
a month ago
@ScottHech @Piper I was given "6 oz" of protein with dinner. It was shredded into a plastic cup, so with settling, it worked out to about 2-3oz for a 200lb man. I lost 45lbs when I was in; I can't imagine how difficult it is to stay nourished AND nourish another life.
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