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Meeting Name: Criminal Justice Committee Agenda status: Final
Meeting date/time: 11/17/2016 10:00 AM Minutes status: Final  
Meeting location: Cook County Building, Board Room, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, Illinois
Public Hearing
Published agenda: Agenda Agenda Published minutes: Minutes Minutes  
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Attachments: AG bail letter advice 10-11-16.pdf, Cook County Council Testimony 11-2016.docx, Doc. 54 First Amended Complaint (pages 1-43).pdf, DOJ Letter to State Supreme Courts.pdf, DOJ Lisa Foster Remarks.pdf, Downstreatm Consequences of Misdemeanor Pretrial Detention.pdf, Marylands Wealth-Based Pretrial Detention Scheme_Covington White Paper.pdf, United States Amicus Brief.pdf
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16-6312 1  Committee MinutesCOMMITTEE MINUTES Approval of the minutes from the meeting of 3/2/2016no action taken  Action details Not available
16-6051 2 CALLING FOR A PUBLIC HEARING ON MONETARY BONDResolutionPROPOSED SUBSTITUTE TO FILE 16-6051 PROPOSED RESOLUTION RESOLUTION CALLING FOR A PUBLIC HEARING ON PRE-TRIAL DETENTION AND THE OPERATION OF BOND COURT WHEREAS, Illinois’ Bail Statute, 725 ILCS 5/110-1, et seq, mandates that the amount of bail shall be considerate of the financial ability of the accused; and WHEREAS, a class action lawsuit was filed on October 14, 2016 alleging that release-eligible arrestees are detained pretrial at Cook County jail solely because they are unable to pay the amount of money fixed as a financial condition of their release; and WHEREAS, the class action lawsuit also alleges that reliance on monetary bond results in a disparate impact on African Americans that constitutes illegal race discrimination in violation of the Illinois Civil Rights Act; and WHEREAS, Cook County jail receives over 70,000 admissions every year; and WHEREAS, 8,248 individuals were being detained at Cook County Jail as of October 17, 2016; and WHEREAS, Cook County spends $330 million yearly to maintain jail operations; and WHEREAS, approximately 90% of thono action taken  Action details Not available