The Steep Road to Freedom is a podcast from the ACLU of Ohio that demystifies bail, bail reform and the crisis of mass incarceration.
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Most Recent Episode:
Ep9 – What Bail Reform Shouldn’t Be
This episode will explore what bail reform shouldn’t look like. We will identify common policy pitfalls and look at jurisdictions where reform efforts went awry. Topics will include California’s historic overhaul of the bail system and its potential demise, pretrial profiteering, and the expansion of pretrial detention where reform has been superficially implemented.
Guests: Cherise Burdeen and Dr. Zaria Davis of the Pretrial Justice Institute (PJI).
Sponsored by: Open Arms Toledo
About Our Hosts:
Melekte Melaku is the Organizing Manager at the ACLU of Ohio based out of the Cleveland Office.
Celina Coming is the Communications Director at the ACLU of Ohio also based out of the Cleveland Office.
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