A sign on the blue metal door read, "You are entering a correctional facility. Display shield/ID at all times while in the facility," and another warned, "No weapons beyond this point." At about half past two on the afternoon of April 7, the blue door swung open, and out came Christopher D. He had been in jail for two days for possession of marijuana. He was fined $10 and released. Lunch break was over in Judge Arthur Birnbaum's arraignment room in the... More >>>