2021 Policy Platform

2021 Policy Platform

Enact prosecutorial, policing, and court accountability

Disparities are evident throughout the criminal justice system. A prime example is our state’s system of money bail, in which the vast majority of people arrested have to pay to secure release from jail before trial. Decisions surrounding bail and pretrial detention, including how risky a person is and how much they have to pay, are often biased. Meanwhile, holding people in jail before trial destabilizes their lives, increases their risk of reoffending, and has been a main driver of the increase in Florida’s jail population. Reforming bail and improving oversight throughout our criminal justice system will reduce inequities, recidivism, and costs for taxpayers.

Enact prosecutorial, policing, and court accountability

Disparities are evident throughout the criminal justice system. A prime example is our state’s system of money bail, in which the vast majority of people arrested have to pay to secure release from jail before trial. Decisions surrounding bail and pretrial detention, including how risky a person is and how much they have to pay, are often biased. Meanwhile, holding people in jail before trial destabilizes their lives, increases their risk of reoffending, and has been a main driver of the increase in Florida’s jail population. Reforming bail and improving oversight throughout our criminal justice system will reduce inequities, recidivism, and costs for taxpayers.

Enact prosecutorial, policing, and court accountability

Disparities are evident throughout the criminal justice system. A prime example is our state’s system of money bail, in which the vast majority of people arrested have to pay to secure release from jail before trial. Decisions surrounding bail and pretrial detention, including how risky a person is and how much they have to pay, are often biased. Meanwhile, holding people in jail before trial destabilizes their lives, increases their risk of reoffending, and has been a main driver of the increase in Florida’s jail population. Reforming bail and improving oversight throughout our criminal justice system will reduce inequities, recidivism, and costs for taxpayers.

 
FRRC is committed to understanding how these issues affect returning citizens and developing solutions that improve their lives. See below for our current resources, and stay tuned for more!
 
Reform bail: 2-page fact sheet | Fact sheet with citations

 

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