Bail Funds and Ending Pretrial Detention
Episode 74 is part two of our discussion about cash bail. In this episode, we hear from Alex Domingos of ACLU-PA and the Dauphin County Bail Fund and Michelle Batt of the Lancaster Bail Fund. Alex and Michelle explain what a bail fund is and what role it plays in the work to end pretrial detention. As an activist in Lancaster County, Michelle also explains the impact that ACLU-PA’s lawsuit against the county over its cash bail practices has had and how grassroots advocates have been arguing for the same reforms for over a year. Learn more about Dauphin County Bail Fund at dauphincountybailfund.org and the Lancaster Bail Fund at lancasterbailfund.org. You can also read Michelle's op-ed, "ACLU's lawsuit affirms need for bail reform now," at this link.