Tom Dart’s Inadequate Solution For Money Bail
Two weeks ago, Sheriff Dart’s legislative proposal to address pretrial detention was almost laughably inadequate: he proposed allowing the Sheriff’s office to request bond reductions for certain people within the jail. This week, Dart says we should abolish monetary bond!
While we are heartened by this turn in conversation in Cook County, we must beware of those who use the same language as us but may ultimately have different goals. With bail reform legislation, the devil will likely be in the details. CCBF will keep pushing for both the abolition of monetary bond and an end to pretrial detention.