South Side Weekly Reports Back from Courtwatching Event

 In General

“‘Even though the practices of bond court have changed significantly, we are a long way from where we want to be and where the order would like us to be,’ [Sharlyn] Grace said. She highlighted ongoing bond reform activism, including efforts to encourage the Illinois Supreme Court to code Order 18.8A into law for all 102 counties in Illinois, a class action lawsuit against Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart for his attempts to prevent the immediate release of people who have paid their bail, and the #NoCopAcademy Campaign, an activist effort to get the city to cancel plans to build a ninety-five million dollar police training center in West Garfield Park.”

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