CCBF Writes Windy City Times Guest Column
Check out this new Windy City Times guest column by our very own Irene Romulo, CCBF’s Director of Advocacy, about the impact of pretrial incarceration on LGTBTQ communities, and particularly on trans people. Let’s celebrate Pride this month by working to ensure we are all free! This includes the fight to #EndMoneyBail.
“Eliminating the use of money bond and pretrial incarceration is necessary not just to ensure that accused people are able to fight their cases from a place of freedom, increasing the chance that their charges will be dismissed or that they will be given non-criminal dispositions, but also to ensure that we all have a chance to live and to thrive.
A person’s access to money should not determine whether they will be forced to remain in jail or walk free.