Alternatives to pretrial incarceration–creating a more just justice system through bail reform in Massachusetts

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Massachusetts should release defendants of low and medium risk to society, using an electronic monitoring program and social services unit as appropriate. This will not only save the state money on the high costs on incarcerating those who are in prison having been neither convicted nor found innocent, but will also ensure greater justice in the justice system, as paying bail has been shown to influence the outcome of court decisions.

Jessica Morris, Emerging Fellow for Equal Justice in 2014-2015 and Mount Holyoke College Class of 2015, details her plan to reduce unnecessarily high incarceration rates in Massachusetts.

Alternatives to Pretrial Incarceration: Creating a More Just Justice System Through Bail Reform in Massachu… by Roosevelt Institute