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The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

Metropolitan Correctional Center in the Loop. The SAFE-T Act went into effect Sept. 18 to help decrease the jail population in Illinois.

Illinois becomes first state to eliminate cash bail; rural counties face implementation challenges

Samantha Moilanen, Online Managing Editor October 1, 2023

Illinois has become the first state to abolish cash bail, a move that some legal experts say will have very different ramifications in rural areas than in Chicago.  The Pretrial Fairness Act became...

The Metropolitan Correctional Center, located in the Loop.

No cash bail law goes into effect Jan 1, creating a more equitable justice system for Illinois residents

Nadia Carolina Hernandez, Assistant News Editor January 24, 2021

Correction (1/25/2021): A previous version of this story listed the no cash bail law as going into effect in 2021. The story has since been updated to reflect that the law will go into effect in 2023.  Non-violent...

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