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500 days in jail: Lawyers, judges, case volume, bail all part of keeping defendants at 201

By  and , Daily Memphian Published: October 10, 2022 4:00 AM CT

The county’s 500-Day Committee began work six years ago to try and move people out of the jail more quickly. But one of the biggest reasons may come down to making bail. 

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Ben Wheeler

Ben Wheeler is an investigative reporter for The Daily Memphian. He previously worked at the Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan and Herald-Citizen.

Shera Avi-Yonah

Shera Avi-Yonah is an enterprise freelance intern for The Daily Memphian. She has previously reported for Bloomberg News and the American Prospect.


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