EDITOR’S NOTE: This article has been updated to provide the correct name of the author.

On any given day, more than 400,000 people are detained behind bars awaiting trial across the country. In Philadelphia, three in every 10 arrested individuals are held pretrial solely for their inability to afford bail. Despite the presumption of innocence, arrested individuals, a disproportionate number of whom are Black and low-income, may remain incarcerated for weeks leading up to their trial, leaving behind their spouses, children and sources of income.