Author: Alexander Chavers, Author at ACLU of Ohio

  • 07.27.20

    An Open Letter to Judges in Cuyahoga County

    Gavel, Scale, and Writing A Letter

     

    An Open Letter to Judges in Cuyahoga County,

    Ohio is bearing the weight of a crisis right now: not just the crisis of COVID-19, but the crisis of cash bail. Through a system that prizes money over justice many residents of Cuyahoga County are faced with a crippling alternative when they are detained: either pay an exorbitant release fee, or spend the rest of your pretrial time behind bars.