HB 3347 – Equal Justice for All Act (Rep. Justin Slaughter)
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 3347 – This bill will prohibit the use of money bond. No one will be incarcerated before they go to trial simply because they cannot afford to pay a certain amount of money. HB 3347 also requires courts to provide common sense pretrial services, improves court efficiency and increases government transparency.