Tell the Supreme Court of Ohio to Adopt Our Recommendations for Bail Reform
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Every day thousands of Ohioans are behind bars, not because of what they have done, but because of what they don't have.
Cash bail sets up a two-tiered system of justice in which people are divided into the haves and have-nots. Wealthy people get to go home, and people who cannot pay sit in jail, even if they haven't been convicted of anything and are legally innocent.
There is an opportunity right now for the Supreme Court of Ohio to address bail reform in a meaningful, comprehensive, and strategic way. It's called Criminal Rule 46, and it provides all state courts with instructions on bail procedures.
The Supreme Court of Ohio amended the rule and requested feedback from the public on the proposed changes. We, along with 45+ organizations devoted to criminal justice reform, submitted a joint comment with several recommendations, amendments, and reforms to ensure that NO individual is detained simply because they cannot afford bail.
Contact the Supreme Court of Ohio and urge them to adopt all of our recommendations for bail reform to strengthen Criminal Rule 46!
Our recommendations for reform (listed below) ensure the practice for setting bail is standardized, constitutionally sound, and favorable to pretrial release without financial conditions. Tell the Supreme Court of Ohio to accept all of our proposed amendments!
Commission of the Rules of Practice & Procedure