Bail Reform in Cuyahoga County

When judges set bail for people who are accused of crimes, defendants who can pay are often set free until trial. 

But those who can't -- might sit in jail for days; or months, during which time their jobs, and even their homes can be lost; lives might be destroyed, all - before there's any conviction. 

So across the nation; and here in northeast ohio, reform efforts are underway, aimed at making the bail system more equitable. 

Tonight on ideas - we'll spend most of our time diving into the question of  whether courts deliver 'justice for all' or really just for those who can afford the bills. 

 

Sara Dorn's reporting on Impact 2016: Justice for All

Guests: 

Sara Dorn, Cleveland.com Reporter

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