All people are legally innocent until proven guilty. The conditions of a person's pre-trial release should be as minimally restrictive as possible.

Many people are incarcerated between the time they are charged with a crime and their trial. Those who can afford to pay bail can leave, while many low-income people remain incarcerated. Cash bail should be eliminated entirely because no person's freedom should be dependent on their ability to buy it. Even those who are released pre-trial can face overly restrictive conditions of release. We support legislation that would require courts to use the least restrictive conditions possible.


2023 General Assembly