Prison Fellowship has released a Statement on the Michigan Faith Leader Support for Pretrial Reform.
We believe our current method of determining pretrial detention through monetary bail can be replaced with more just, evidence-based approaches.
The following article originally appeared on the Pretrial Justice Institute website, and appears here with permission.
Joe has not been convicted of a crime. He’s innocent, in fact, but he’s still in jail. He’s been sitting there for over two months now, waiting to appear before a judge, waiting for the chance to prove his innocence, but his trial date is nowhere in sight, and he doesn’t have the money to post bond.