Watch Civil Rights Corps Founder and Executive Director Alec Karakatsanis talk about ending money bail in Harris County.
"In parts of the country, prosecutors are using these orders to put crime victims—especially poor victims, and, in cities like New Orleans, victims of color—in jail in order to get swift victories in court, sometimes, puzzlingly, in minor cases. A lawsuit filed today in federal court by the American Civil Liberties Union and Civil Rights Corps, ...
Watch Civil Rights Corps Founder and Executive Director Alec Karakatsanis talk about our urgent work after being awarded the Emerging Leader Award by the Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership at the University of Pittsburgh.
The New York Times published a story on our lawsuit against Harris County for their unconstitutional bail practices in spring 2017. This video, which was included as part of the article, shows the inhumane way that judges in Harris County treat human beings who have been arrested during their bail hearings.