Civil Rights, Justice

Too poor to make bail

Nearly half a million people are in jail across the country who have not been convicted of a crime, but who remain there solely because they lack the money to make bail. They’re presumed innocent, but while in jail they stand to lose their jobs, their homes, even custody of their kids.

Read more at as part of Reckon’s “Broken Justice” series.

Child welfare, Civil Rights

‘Our practice may not be a good fit’: LGBT child unwelcome at Christian pediatrician’s office


Mike* is the kind of precocious kid you often find in literature but rarely meet in real life – almost adult-like in his mannerisms and speech, talking knowledgably about current events and complicated social issues.

When I met him last week, we bonded over a shared love of vanilla lattes and traditional-style church worship services.