Save Ohio big money with real bail reform
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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! This causes devastating ripple effects for all of us.
- Holding people in jail unnecessarily does not promote public safety.
- Holding people in jail unnecessarily is not fiscally responsible.
- Holding people in jail unnecessarily is expensive for the state and the individual.
What does promote public safety, fiscal soundness, and cost-savings? Bail reform. Real, true, bail reform. In fact, the findings in our new report reveal that if Ohio adopted common sense bail reform our state could save $199-$264 million PER YEAR!
Wealth should never determine anyone’s freedom, and we unnecessarily harm our neighbors and ourselves every day that we let wealth-based detention continue.
TAKE ACTION: Tell Ohio leaders that REAL bail reform saves money... big money.
Senate President Larry Obhof
Senator Matt Huffman
Senator John Eklund
Leader Kenny Yuko
Speaker Bob Cupp
Leader Emilia Sykes