Pretrial Reform

Legislation Introduced to Eliminate Monetary Bond in Illinois

  Last night, Representative Christian Mitchell introduced HB 3421, the Equal Justice For All Act. This morning, Chicago Appleseed’s Senior Policy Analyst and Staff Attorney Sharlyn Grace spoke at a press conference unveiling the bill organized by The People’s Lobby and Representative Mitchell’s Office. HB 3421 is a comprehensive bail reform bill that would eliminate the use of monetary bond in Illinois. You can… Read more →

Media Advisory: Historic Lawsuit Challenges Practice of Jailing People Too Poor to Pay Bond

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 24, 2016 Press Conference: Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 9:00AM Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law 375 E. Chicago Ave., 8th floor, Chicago, IL 60611 Contacts: Alexa Van Brunt, MacArthur Justice Center: 312-503-1336, a-vanbrunt [at] law [dot] northwestern [dot] edu Max Suchan, Chicago Community Bond Fund: 773-551-2353, max [at] chicagobond [dot] org Historic Lawsuit Challenges Practice of… Read more →