Ramon Pool has been in the Genesee County Jail for two and a half years, and has yetto go to trial. "The fact that I've been sitting in here for so long, people think I'm guilty." he said. "But my voice hasn't been heard. Pool, 25, is not the exception. Of the 543 inmates in the jail, only 40 of them have been fully sentenced. The other 503 are awaiting trial, or only have partial sentences. In jails across the country, the majority of inmates are unsentenced and either cannot afford bail or weren't given bail. The COVID-19 pandemic has added another Layer to this issue, with the closers of courts for safety issues.