A Night of 'Hell': Abortion Activists on Their 'Inhumane' Detention in D.C.
[quote] Peaceful protesters often do not need to be detained at all after their arrests, said Brenda V Smith, professor at the American University Washington College of Law.
If they aren’t violent and don’t pose a risk of not attending their arraignment or trial, they may be released, which frequently happens to peaceful protesters. “They could have been arraigned quickly, processed and then released,” Smith said.
Smith, Brenda and Schreiber, Melody, "A Night of 'Hell': Abortion Activists on Their 'Inhumane' Detention in D.C." (2022). Popular Media. 503.