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She pleaded guilty to assault to get out of jail faster, even though she didn’t do it

Being incarcerated before a trial means defendants have a harder time reaching their attorneys, are cut off from the support of their family, can’t continue working to support their defense and can’t take steps to rehabilitate themselves in the eyes of the court, making it more likely that they will plead guilty.