HB 2689 – Pretrial Data Act (Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth)
The bail system in Illinois is unjust. Too often, access to wealth determines whether an accused person will be jailed or remain free and connected to their family, job, and opportunities within the community. CRS is advocating with the Coalition to End Money Bond to address the use of money bonds statewide:
HB 2689 – Currently, our criminal justice system does not track the number of people in jail due to their inability to pay bond. This bill will increase government transparency and accountability by requiring Clerks of the Court and Sheriff's Offices to submit monthly pretrial reports to Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority, which will then be made publicly available for five years.