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STATE LAWMAKERS ARE DISCUSSING CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORMS…SUCH AS ENDING CASH BAIL IN ILLINOIS.

 

AT A HEARING IN CHICAGO, LEGISLATORS HEARD FROM SEVERAL PEOPLE ABOUT HOW TO IMPROVE THE JUSTICE SYSTEM. LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR JULIANA STRATTON IS PUSHING TO ELIMINATE CASH BOND.

 

 

DUPAGE COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY ROBERT BERLIN SAYS THERE ARE CONCERNS ABOUT LETTING PEOPLE OFF WITHOUT A CASH BOND IN PLACE.

 

 

BERLIN AND OTHER STATE’S ATTORNEYS SAY THERE SHOULD STILL BE BAIL FOR SERIOUS FELONY CRIMES AND BOTH THE DEFENDANT AND THE STATE SHOULD BE ABLE TO IMMEDIATELY APPEAL A JUDGE’S DECISION.

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