Letter to the Editor | Atlanta Journal-Constitution | March 10, 2018

Stacey Abrams’s concerns about Georgia’s costly reliance on money bail is aligned with a bipartisan national effort to end the practice as it currently exists. Keeping people in jail because they are too poor to post money bond is deeply out of step with American principles. Gov. Nathan Deal’s seven-year effort to reform Georgia’s criminal justice system is addressing problems with the bail system in this legislative session. We urge all of the candidates for governor to commit to continue this important work to bring equity and fairness to Georgia’s justice system.
 
ANDREA YOUNG
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
ACLU OF GEORGIA

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