On September 18, 2017, General Order 18.8A went into effect in Cook County. The order states that no person is to be locked up in Cook County Jail simply because they can’t afford to pay a money bond. Join the Coalition to End Money Bond, allies from across Cook County, and bail funds from around the country in downtown Chicago on September 18, 2018 as we demand full implementation of the order and an end to pretrial incarceration due to poverty.
In the first three months of the order’s implementation, the number of people incarcerated pretrial in Cook County Jail dropped by 1,400 people, but that decline quickly came to a halt. Now, almost one year after the order took effect, around 2,500 people are still incarcerated in Cook County Jail simply because they can’t afford to pay a money bond. This is in direct contradiction to General Order 18.8A’s directive.
Join us in holding this system accountable and bringing our people home!
Endorsed by: The Coalition To End Money Bond –
A Just Harvest – Assata’s Daughters – Black Lives Matter Chicago – Chicago Community Bond Fund – Circles & Ciphers –
CommunityCave Chicago – Community Renewal Society – For the People Artists Collective – GoodKids MadCity – Justice Informed – The National Bail Fund Network – National Lawyers Guild of Chicago – The People’s Lobby – People’s Response Team – Reclaim Chicago – Workers Center for Racial Justice