Bail Reform is Key to Solving Jail Overcrowding

Just a few months ago, a state of emergency was declared at the Hamilton County Justice Center because the jail was housing 400 more prisoners than the federal limit allowed. Many of these detainees were there simply because they could not afford bail. The time to reform our broken bail system is now.

Panelists include:
Caitlin Hill, ACLU of Ohio
Dorianne Mason, Ohio Justice and Policy Center
Kari Bloom, Hamilton County Public Defender’s Office
Moderated by Mike Brickner, ACLU of Ohio