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If you are innocent until proven guilty...

then why do you go to jail before the trial? Is it really guilty until proven innocent?


Asked by Anonymous at 4:16 PM on Oct. 28, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (6)
  • i agree in this country you are guilty until proven innocent not the othe way around. the government is a joke

    Answer by youngmami07 at 4:40 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Only those that are flight risks before trial and those that can't post bail remain in jail before their trial.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 4:24 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Most are in jail to keep them away from society. The don't want a potential harmless person being on the streets to maybe commit the same crime that are on trail for. Some are flight risk. If there is proof they did the crime but it hasn't been presented yet to the jury/judge you don't want them to skip town so they can get away with it do you? That's why some have bail.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 4:25 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • *harmful not harmless

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 4:25 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • Many of people have been wrongly arrested and jailed for crimes they did not commit only to be let of during trial. My DH got arrested today for signing his name. Once he was in the jail they checked his history and realized he was the wrong person by that name. WE still had to pay to get his car out of impound.

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 4:27 PM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • You are only legally innocent until proven guilty in the eyes of the court.

    Answer by Carpy at 4:47 PM on Oct. 28, 2010