Connecticut Reforms Bail for Misdemeanors
Like Illinois, Connecticut legislators passed a bail reform bill this year that doesn’t go nearly far enough. Unlike SB 2034 in Illinois, Connecticut’s new law will actually keep judges from using money bond in misdemeanor cases. This is a start, but it’s not the bail reform we need. Monetary bond is fundamentally unfair, and its continued use is against the evidence no matter what the charge is.
Thanks to our friends at Connecticut Bail Fund for speaking out and fighting for everyone who is accused of a crime. We cannot stop at misdemeanors! Read more about the legislation in Connecticut here.
You can read a complete analysis of Illinois’s new law from our friends at Chicago Appleseed here: http://www.chicagoappleseed.org/illinois-takes-small-first…/