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Barred from Freedom: How Pretrial Detention Ruins Lives 

Wednesday, Nov 21 2012
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"It sucks that they could take 10 months of my life and just say, 'Okay, bye, you're free,'" he says. "A lot of the things I lost when I was in jail, I worked my whole life to get. I worked my way up from the bottom and it's crazy that what this one person says can tear that all down."

He checks his watch. He got his security job back and has to start soon. He stands up, zips his jacket, and grabs his helmet. A minute later he is on the bike, revving the engine. He zooms off, accelerating down the empty road, with the speed of a man trying to catch up to something.

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