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Chicago Community Bond Fund: No Significant Change Expected in Cook County Jail Population Under New Illinois Bond Law

CHICAGO--(ENEWSPF)--June 12, 2017. The Chicago Community Bond Fund (CCBF) will continue our efforts to end the use of monetary bond and dramatically reduce pretrial detention in the wake of Governor Rauner signing SB 2034 into law last Friday. CCBF expects this new law will result in little or no decrease in the population of Cook County Jail. It falls far short of providing meaningful relief to the thousands of people currently incarcerated simply for being poor. Right now, 60% of the more than 7,000 people in the Cook County Jail are there only because . . .

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