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Despite a raging pandemic and bail reform efforts, thousands of West Virginians remain jailed, awaiting their day in court

Autumn came, followed by winter, and John Hammond remained in jail.  “I miss being around my wife, my kids,” the 48-year-old said in a phone call from Central Regional Jail in December. Men were arguing loudly in the background. He did his best to ignore them. “It’s the most [time] I ain’t been around my […]