“Did Illinois get bail reform right? Criminal justice advocates are optimistic.”
Monday, February 15, 2021, By Lily Datz
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Lauryn Gouldin, Crandall Melvin Associate Professor Law and director of the Syracuse Civics Initiative in the College of Law, was quoted by NBC for the story “Did Illinois get bail reform right? Criminal justice advocates are optimistic.” Gouldin, an expert on criminal justice reform, explains that bail system is ultimately a “wealth-based detention system” rather than a system to prevent risks to public safety. “When you set a price for release for people who are charged with a particular kind of offense, that immediately creates two different outcomes for people with money and people without money,” Gouldin says.