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Bail Reform: Where We're At + Where We Need to Go

The Atlantic

Our Executive Director Alec Karakatsanis spoke at the 2019 Atlantic Festival Race + Justice Summit on the state of bail reform across the country.

Bonded for Life - The Fight for Cash Bail Reform - The Rundown with Robin Thede

BET Networks

Watch Civil Rights Corps Founder and Executive Director Alec Karakatsanis talk about ending money bail in Harris County.

Why are Prosecutors Putting Innocent Witnesses in Jail?

Sarah Stillman, The New Yorker

"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, ...

Alec Karakatsanis, The Johnson Institute For Responsible Leadership

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.

In Texas Court: 'Your Bond Just Went Up'

The New York Times

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.

Aggressive Bail Policies Lead to Lawsuit Against Texas County | NowThis

NowThis News

NowThis news summarizes our landmark litigation in Harris County, Texas, challenging an unconstitutional money bail system that kept poor people locked in jail only because they could not afford to pay for their freedom.

Bail Reform: Where We're At + Where We Need to Go

Our Executive Director Alec Karakatsanis spoke at the 2019 Atlantic Festival Race + Justice Summit on the state of bail reform across the country.

Bonded for Life - The Fight for Cash Bail Reform - The Rundown with Robin Thede

Watch Civil Rights Corps Founder and Executive Director Alec Karakatsanis talk about ending money bail in Harris County.

Why are Prosecutors Putting Innocent Witnesses in Jail?

"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, ...

Alec Karakatsanis, The Johnson Institute For Responsible Leadership

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.

In Texas Court: 'Your Bond Just Went Up'

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.

Aggressive Bail Policies Lead to Lawsuit Against Texas County | NowThis

NowThis news summarizes our landmark litigation in Harris County, Texas, challenging an unconstitutional money bail system that kept poor people locked in jail only because they could not afford to pay for their freedom.