Alisha Bell

Articles

Opinion: Wayne County’s diversity poses Census challenges, opportunities

Opinion: Wayne County’s diversity poses Census challenges, opportunities

October 22, 2019 | Alisha Bell

The county's diverse population poses challenges, especially regarding language and trust in local governments. These barriers increase the chances immigrant Americans will be undercounted in the 2020 census.

Opinion | Jail bonds hurt more than just the poor

Opinion | Jail bonds hurt more than just the poor

May 7, 2019 | Alisha Bell

Three out of five jail inmates are awaiting trial, and most are there for property or drug offenses. Wayne County pays $163 a day for those inmates. It’s time to eliminate the cash bail system.