There’s been a lot of discussion surrounding the Pretrial Fairness Act (PFA) removing cash bail to allow all people the same chance to be released. Experts believe white inmates are more likely to be released before their trial than other minorities. Lake County State’s Attorney Eric Rinehart said it’s unfair the justice system is based on money given America has a history of discrimination towards minorities.
James Kilgore is the Director of Advocacy and Outreach for First Followers in Champaign County, as well as Director of the Challenging E-Carceration Project and MediaJustice Fellow.
“There’s this disproportionate incarceration of black people which is also connected to the fact that black people are in low-income sectors… Therefore, [they’re] also unable to make cash bond.”James Kilgore via News Channel 20