By Stephen Brown: @SteveBTech is a Technology Entrepreneur, Programmer, & Int’l CES Judge. Along with being the founder of DigitalAfro.com, he is the founder of DigiLyfe Magazine , Nubby.co, & StemStars.org an organization that teaches K-12 Students Science & Technology.
According to the Vera Institute of Justice as many as 62 percent of the jail population accounts for people who can’t afford bail. Many of these incarcerated individuals are behind bars because they committed crimes at the misdemeanor level or lower. This is a significant statistic from a human rights perspective, as well as an economic one. It costs about $38 million a day to keep these largely nonviolent people behind bars, according to the Pretrial Justice Institute.