SWIFT Defense: Moving Quickly to Address the Over-Incarceration of Women

West Virginia women comprise half of the state’s population. While more men are arrested and incarcerated in West Virginia’s jails and prisons, women have seen a substantial increase in rates of incarceration over the last thirty years. Since 1989, West Virginia’s female incarceration rate has increased 677.5%, ranking this state as 14th nationally in the […] Continue reading

The Hidden Distaste for Fair Bail

A New Mexico judge is receiving death threats because of her decision to set bail in the case of five criminal defendants found on an Amalia compound near the Colorado border. District Judge Sarah Backus heard prosecutors argue against bail because eleven children were found malnourished and were allegedly receiving weapons training for future shootings […] Continue reading