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Bail: High Price Of Freedom If You’re Arrested In America

Only two countries in the world have a for-profit bail system, and the U.S. is one of them. Innocent or guilty, if you’re arrested in America, you could face serious financial trouble.

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Mass Incarceration: Why Does The U.S. Jail So Many People?

The U.S. incarcerates more people than any other country in the world. With 2.2 million people behind bars, and millions more on probation or parole, 1 in 35 American adults is caught up in the prison system. AJ+ teamed up with The Marshall Project to examine why.

Naima Shalhoub: Singing Through Prison Walls

Singer Naima Shalhoub leads weekly music sessions with incarcerated women at a San Francisco County Jail. On May 5, she recorded her debut album Borderlands live at the jail. AJ+’s Dena Takruri caught up with Shalhoub to find out what the music means to the women and what insights she’s gained about the prison industrial complex in the U.S.