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Memo: Cook County's Wealth-Based Pretrial System 2017-07-12

08-07-2017 12:04

Memo to Cook County Public Defender from Covington & Burling on Cook County's Pretrial/bail system. Along with his colleagues, former Attorney General, Eric Holder, states: "Any scheme in which a defendant’s liberty hinges primarily on his or her financial means, and which detains individuals solely because they cannot pay bond, is antithetical to the core principles of our nation’s justice system..."

#Bail #moneybail

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