January 21, 2023, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Member Saturday: Until Proven Guilty | The Impact of Cash Bail
Members only. Registration required. Virtual.
The presumption of “innocence until proven guilty” is a cornerstone of America’s judicial process. But can this principle be reconciled with the practice of cash bail? In Philadelphia alone, thousands of citizens are confined in jails as they await trial. Due to their inability to post cash bail, some may even face unemployment, seizure of property, and loss of parental rights—all before the courts determine their guilt or innocence.
Staff from the Philadelphia Bail Fund will lead an enlightening discussion on the practice of cash bail in Philadelphia, its pressure on low-income citizens, and their work to mitigate its impact by raising and posting bail for Philadelphians.
This event is free for all members. Reserve free tickets online or call 215-236-5111 x224.
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