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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Advocates say that implementation of the Pretrial Fairness Act has been an overall success.

Illinois justice system begins to see impacts four months after eliminating cash bail

January 18, 2024

In September, Illinois became the first state in the country to eliminate cash bail. Four months later, advocates, researchers, and the public are seeing the reform’s effects.  The state legislature...

Illinois Pretrial Fairness Act aims to end cash bonds, reduce financial and racial barriers and prioritize community safety.

Pretrial Fairness Act seeks to end cash bail, promote racial and criminal justice

November 19, 2020

Last Monday, state Sen. Robert Peters (D-Chicago) introduced the Pretrial Fairness Act, a bill that would make Illinois the only state in the country to completely abolish cash bail. The bill, supported...

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