ICYMI: REP. LIEU OP-ED ON INJUSTICES OF THE MONEY BAIL SYSTEM

April 28, 2016
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


ICYMI: REP. LIEU OP-ED ON INJUSTICES OF THE MONEY BAIL SYSTEM

Online at Talk Poverty, Rep. Lieu pens an op-ed on the many injustices of our current money bail system and the urgent need for criminal justice reform.

Rep. Lieu introduced the “No Money Bail Act of 2016” in February of 2016 to reform our system of pretrial detention.

“Across the country, it comes down to this: People of means are able to pay their way out of jail, while the poor remain behind bars awaiting their day in court.”

“Justice in America should not be bought and paid for. For the sake of Jeffrey Pendleton, Sandra Bland, Qiana Williams, and the countless other Americans who have suffered at the hands of our unjust money bail system, it is long past time that the United States join the rest of the civilized world when it comes to pretrial incarceration.” 

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The Full Text of the Talk Poverty piece can be found HERE.

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