Cash bail, also known as money bond, effectively creates a two-tiered system of justice in which people who can afford their release go home to their families, and those without financial resources are forced to unnecessarily suffer behind bars.
Rather than promoting public safety, this system enables some people to buy their release, regardless of the threat they may pose.
The Social Justice Institute and ACLU of Ohio will host a critical conversation on the devastating impacts of cash bail and mass incarceration Sept. 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. ET.
This event will discuss how bail reform is needed to end the practice of wealth-based detention, bring Ohio’s courts into compliance with the United States Constitution, save public funds and promote public safety.
Join the ACLU of Ohio and the Social Justice Institute for ACLU Civic Action Tuesdays: A Conversation with the Social Justice Institute, which will feature an overview on:
- The devastating impacts of cash bail and mass incarceration;
- The fiscal impact of caging Ohioans pretrial;
- Review core components of bipartisan bail reform bills Senate Bill 182 and House Bill 315; and
- Testimony writing training and mobilization opportunities.