Cook County, which includes Chicago, is poised to become the largest jurisdiction in the country to stop incarcerating people pretrial just because they cannot pay bail.
A final annual tally of nearly $1.1 trillion is roughly double the already staggering $575 billion the Trump administration has proposed as the Pentagon's regular budget for 2018.
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Sarah van Gelder is cofounder of YES! Magazine and author of The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000-Mile Journey Through a New America. Follow her on Twitter: @sarahvangelder.