Ohio needs REAL bail reform. Every day in Ohio, thousands of people are kept behind bars, not because of what they have done, but because of what they don’t have. Our state’s overreliance on cash bail sets up a two-tiered system of justice in which those who can afford to buy their freedom go home, and those without deep pockets are pointlessly forced to languish behind bars.
Why is Criminal Rule 46 important?
Criminal Rule 46 is the Rule of Practice and Procedure that provides all state courts with instructions regarding bail-setting procedures. This Rule therefore has the opportunity to implement bail reform across the state of Ohio.