Advance Bail Reform and Support SB 182
We know that cash bail creates a two-tiered system of justice in which people who can afford their freedom go home to their families, and those who cannot are forced to suffer in jail. On any given day in Ohio, there are as many as 12,000 people held pretrial.
Senate Bill 182:
- Guarantees everyone who is arrested will receive an initial release decision within 24 hours.
- Ensures everyone who doesn’t pose a risk of willful flight or to the safety of any person will be able to return to their homes and communities.
- Requires those who may pose a risk of willful flight or to the safety of any person receive a hearing before a judge within 48 hours for most offenses.
- Stipulates that if money bail is set, judges must make written findings on the record about its necessity and the person’s ability to pay.
TAKE ACTION and tell the Senate Judiciary Committee to support, advance, and eventually vote YES on SB 182. Ohio needs #BailReformNow.
Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee