The highly controversial SAFE-T Act in Illinois has a provision that would end cash bail. The Illinois Supreme Court will issue a ruling Tuesday on this proposal and decide if it’s unconstitutional. Criminal justice reform has been a priority for Democrats and eliminating cash bail would essentially let most criminal suspects walk free while awaiting their court date.
It’s been a longtime practice by Illinois courts to require cash bail for individuals who have committed crimes. The notion to completely abolish cash bail is a threat to public safety and is not in the best interest of Illinois residents.