Latina Woman Jailed Because Authorities Thought She Was Illegal
Briseira Torres, a 31 year old single mom from Glendale, Arizona, was held without bond in Estrella Jail for four and a half months. Why? Because Arizona citizens passed something known as Proposition 100. This prevents illegal immigrants from posting bail if they have committed a serious crime.
Except… Briseira Torres was neither an undocumented immigrant nor a perpetrator of a serious crime.