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Ahead of cash bail’s end, state’s replacement pretrial justice system takes shape Ahead of cash bail’s end, state’s replacement pretrial justice system takes shape

Ahead of cash bail’s end, state’s replacement pretrial justice system takes shape

Beginning Monday, state courts in Illinois will be prohibited from jailing individuals who are accused – but not convicted – of crimes simply because they cannot afford to post bail while they await trial. Monetary bond will be abolished in favor of a system that seeks to give judges authority to detain defendants accused of committing violent crimes based on their level of risk to...
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