Pretrial confinement in the army

ProPublica and The Texas Tribune, August 2022 With Ren Larson, Darla Cameron, and Lena Groeger

Military commanders have the power to detain service members ahead of trial through a process known as pretrial confinement. Commanders consider whether the suspect may flee or reoffend and if less severe restrictions can keep the person out of trouble. An investigation by ProPublica and The Texas Tribune into the Army’s use of pretrial confinement found that soldiers who were detained weren’t always the ones accused of the most serious crimes. This is a timeline to compare how the army handled two cases of pretrial confinement.