Unchecked Power

An Inmate Needed Emergency Medical Help. The Jail’s Response: See if She Has Insurance.

Henry Brewster, attorney for Tracie Weaver and Michael Tidwell, at his law office in Mobile, Alabama. Sheriffs released Weaver and Tidwell on medical bond to avoid paying for their medical bills. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as ...

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