Lawsuit to End Money Bail

Yesterday, gathered with faith leaders, policy groups, and other community organizations to demand Cook County End Money Bail now! lick here to read about the press conference in Chicagoist.

“I was supposed to be presumed innocent under the law, but just because I did not have $3,000, I was forced to spend nearly three months in Cook County Jail,” said Devoureaux Wolf of the Chicago Community Bond Fund, an organization that’s worked to raise money and post bond for dozens of incarcerated people who otherwise couldn’t afford it.

“It was a horrible experience, Cook County Jail is an environment not fit for people,” Wolf said in a statement emailed to Chicagoist. “I lost the ability to support myself and to be there for my child. More than a year after I got out, I am still recovering financially. How much money you have should never determine whether you have to sit in a cage.”

Click here to see the press release for today’s press conference. 

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