Chicago, IL – Today, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled the elimination of cash bail constitutional. Democratic Party of Illinois Chair Lisa Hernandez released the following statement in response:
“Today’s ruling by the Illinois Supreme Court is a victory in the fight for a fairer criminal justice system. For too long, our pretrial detention system has prioritized wealth over public safety, and ending cash bail in Illinois is crucial to ending unjust criminalization of poverty. I’m grateful to the governor and attorney general for their unwavering commitment to building a more equitable Illinois for all,” said DPI Chair Lisa Hernandez.