Does Illinois’ SAFE-T Act Make Some Violent Crimes Non-Detainable Before Trial?

Fact Check In early 2021, Illinois passed the Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today (SAFE-T) Act, a major criminal justice reform bill that addressed changes in pre-arrest diversion, policing, pretrial processes, sentencing, and corrections.  In passing this act, Illinois became the first state in the country to abolish cash bail, defined as payments for jail release … Continue reading Does Illinois’ SAFE-T Act Make Some Violent Crimes Non-Detainable Before Trial?