Judge Orders Bail Reform In Cook County

Wochit Headline News - July 18, 2017

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Defendants who are not considered dangerous will no longer have to stay in jail if they cannot afford to pay bail while awaiting trial in the Illinois county that includes Chicago, a circuit court judge ordered on Monday.

Before an initial bail hearing, information will be provided by the defendant in Cook County regarding his or her ability - within 48 hours - to pay bail, the order said..

Advertisement

Recent related news

HOUSTON (AP) β€” An appeals court has upheld most of a federal judge’s ruling that the bail system in Texas’ most populous county was unconstitutional for...
1 week ago • Seattle Times

KUWAIT CITY (AP) β€” A judge in Kuwait has ordered dozens of politicians, activists and others imprisoned over protesters storming parliament in 2011 to be freed...
5 days ago • Seattle Times

MIAMI (AP) β€” A Miami federal judge agreed to release former Panama president Ricardo Martinelli on $1 million bail as he fights extradition to his home...
1 week ago • Seattle Times

You might like