Help ask the tough questions...
- Who gets bailed? Who gets fined? Who pays fees?
- Is the current system of bail achieving its intended purposes?
- What legislative changes need to happen to prevent people from being jailed simply for lack of capital?
... and leave with answers that lead to action!
Please click here for full bios of the panelists.
Co-Founder, The Prison Birth Project
Chair, Massachusetts Bail Fund
Racial Justice Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
Staff Attorney, Prisoners' Legal Services
The following articles and documents are presented to participants for further reading:
Charging Inmates Perpetuates Mass Incarceration, Brennan Justice Institute
New York City to Relax Bail Requirements for Low-Level Offenders, The New York Times
The Poor Get Prison, Institute for Policy Studies
Massachusetts Bail: Alternatives and Opportunities, Criminal Justice Policy Coalition