“It’s happening almost everywhere right now, from Baltimore to Indianapolis to the immigration detention system.”
Eli Hager is a staff writer at the Marshall Project covering juvenile justice, family court, fines and fees and other issues.
Advocates worry that amid a national discussion about the over-policing of black and brown people, it is mostly poor families of color facing extra scrutiny.
“I’m not trying to fight the system,” says a woman dealing with constant seizures. “I just don’t want to die.”