Bail Reform Practicum

Pay or Stay: The Bail System in America

Money bail is the main driver of high incarceration numbers and has come under immense scrutiny throughout the country. This leaves jurisdictions with the question of determining what is the best way forward if money bail is eliminated. Students in the practicum learn about various attempts at bail reform around the country, with particular attention paid to Los Angeles County and California. Students will explore the issue of pretrial (in)justice through a critical race theory lens.

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