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#577 In-person and Online: Reducing Pretrial Jailing in Illinois - Implementing the Pretrial Fairness Act


Matthew McLoughlin (he/him), Campaign Strategist, Illinois Network for Pretrial Justice

Last September, Illinois implemented the Pretrial Fairness Act and became the first state in the country to completely end the use of money bond. Since then the number of people incarcerated pretrial has begun to decrease across the state.

The Illinois Network for Pretrial Justice led the campaign to get this transformative law passed and is now working to hold the courts accountable to it. They’ll be presenting on the law, the fight to ensure successful implementation and the role data has played in reforming the state’s pretrial legal system.

This event will be in person, but you can also tune in via our usual livestream. Doors open at 6pm. The livestream and announcements will start around 6:30pm CDT.

In-person: TeamWorking, 20 N Upper Wacker Drive, 12th Floor, Chicago IL. Enter the Civic Opera Building using the entrance in the middle of the block between Washington and Madison streets. Take the elevators to the 12th floor.

For more information on our in-person events, please see our COVID Policy.

RSVP In-person attendees should RSVP beforehand. As occupancy limits permit, walk-ins will be allowed to enter.

Masks required Attendees will be required to wear a mask. We will provide additional masks if you forget yours.

There will be food! We will be serving Costa Rican empanadas, chicken casado and rice from Irazu!

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