Chicago Tonight

Groups Look to End Monetary Bail in Cook County

Clip: 10/24/2016 | 5m 14s

Thousands of prisoners sit in Cook County Jail awaiting trial, sometimes for more than a year, because they can’t afford the bail set for them by a judge. Why a growing group of stakeholders and public officials say most defendants should simply be let out for free.

Aired: 10/24/16

Rating: NR

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