MEDIA ADVISORY: REP. TED W. LIEU & UCLA SCHOOL OF LAW HOST DISCUSSION OF BAIL SYSTEM REFORM

October 4, 2016
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

“Across the United States, 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. Our unjust money bail system must be reformed.” 
Congressman Ted Lieu | CA-33

WHO
Ted W. Lieu – U.S. Congressman
Ingrid Archie – New Way of Life
Margaret Dooley-Sammuli – ACLU, Director of Criminal Justice and Drug Policy
Sharon Dolovich – UCLA School of Law, Director of Prison Law & Policy Program
Keith S. Parker – UCLA, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Government & Community Relations

WHAT
A media presentation and roundtable discussion
on the urgent need to reform the U.S. money bail system.

WHERE
UCLA’s School of Law | Room 1430
385 Charles E. Young Drive East, Los Angeles, CA 90024
***Parking is available in Lot 2***

WHEN
Thursday October 6th,  2016 | 5:30p – 7:30p

RSVP LINK
https://bailbondreform.app.rsvpify.com/

BACKGROUND
On February 24, 2016, Congressman Lieu introduced the “No Money Bail Act of 2016,” a bail reform bill that seeks to eliminate the use of money bail because no one should be held in jail solely because of the inability to pay bail.  The bill has been endorsed by a number of leading advocacy organizations.  A fact sheet on the “No Money Bail Act of 2016” can be found here.

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