Kendall County State’s Attorney says there are still unknowns with the upcoming end of cash bail

Kendall County’s top prosecutor says there are still many unknowns with the ending of cash bail in Illinois next year. State’s Attorney Eric Weis says judges will still have the option to hold people for certain serious crimes, but that ending cash bail removes an incentive for people to come court.

Weis says it could lead to fewer people being held after being accused of certain crimes initially, but could have the opposite effect in a few years.

Weis is sure that some people will still be detained in jail no matter what.

Weis spoke about it during the Kendall County Board Committee of the Whole meeting on Thursday during a discussion on the future of the Kendall County Jail. Sheriff Dwight Baird is recommending to keep the jail open, but reduce the number of out-of-county and federal inmates being held to reduce the number of staff required. Female inmates would be held at the Kane County Jail in St. Charles.

Local,Region: South Suburbs,Region: Joliet

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August 15, 2022 at 10:13AM

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