Know Your Rights and the Arrest Process  

One factor that enables the criminal justice system and law enforcement officers to violate federal and state laws when it comes to making arrests and convictions  is the lack of education and awareness about what your rights are among most of the public, and especially marginalized communities. In addition, most people do not know what to expect when they have been arrested or detained. That's why Jailed for Melanin has outlined guidances for arrest processes and a few of many rights that you have when interacting with the criminal justice system that are important to know and to share. 

The Arrest 

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While in Custody 

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Overview of the Process 

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An Overview of the Process 

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Rough Timeline 

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What Happens After an Arrest? 

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