Lately, you may have been hearing conflicting information on Illinois’ Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today, or Safe-T, Act. The Safe-T Act was signed into law in 2021 by Governor JB Pritzker, featuring sweeping criminal justice reform, which proponents of the law say will help end systemic racism in the criminal justice system. Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, cash bail will be abolished in Illinois. But critics of the law say it will put violent criminals back on the streets.
Winnebago County State’s Attorney
Executive Director, Illinois Justice Project
Cook County Chief Public Defender
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September 20, 2022 at 01:57PM