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Colin Starger on Pretrial Detention

Season 1, Ep. 642

In this episode, Colin Starger, Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law, discusses his essay "The Argument that Cries Wolfish," which is published in the MIT Computational Law Report. Starger begins by explaining what pretrial detention is and why it is a problem. He describes his empirical study, which shows that many innocent people are detained before trial, with inadequate evidence of guilt. And he argues that this practice is inconsistent with the constitutional principle of innocent until proven guilty. Starger is on Twitter at @ColinStarger.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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