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Bail Bond Reform

There is undeniable evidence of racial and economic disparities throughout our criminal justice system, one crucial component being the bail bond process. Time and time again, people who have been arrested for non-violent and misdemeanor offenses, will sit in jail, simply because they do not have the money to make bail and be released. The consequences can be detrimental to a defendant’s life when they miss work or school. Wealth should not be the determining factor of whether people stay in jail or get released. I support and will fight for a bail system where equality and due process is the objective for every person who must go through the criminal justice system. I support a risk assessment bail system that eliminates racial and economic bias.