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Arizona a national leader in pre-trial justice reform

Judge: ‘It’s working in Yavapai County’

“The phrase ‘innocent until proven guilty’ is one of America’s highest ideals. Yet in every corner of the country, people sit in jail awaiting trial — not because they were a risk to society — but because they were too poor to post whatever bail the judge set,” David Mackey,  Presiding Judge of Yavapai County Superior Court. (PNI stock image illustration)

“The phrase ‘innocent until proven guilty’ is one of America’s highest ideals. Yet in every corner of the country, people sit in jail awaiting trial — not because they were a risk to society — but because they were too poor to post whatever bail the judge set,” David Mackey, Presiding Judge of Yavapai County Superior Court. (PNI stock image illustration)