Testimony on behalf of the Bail Reform bill and other reform legislation will be given. All supporters are encouraged to attend!
Saturday, May 9, 11am - 1pm
American Friends Service Committee
2161 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02140
Open to the public.
The Pretrial Working Group, organized in the fall of 2013, is a statewide organization developing and implementing pretrial alternatives to incarceration. In Massachusetts, everyday, more than 5,000 women and men are jailed pretrial, that is, they have been convicted of nothing. The majority are often held for months only because they do not have money for bail.
We are advocating and organizing for a cost effective criminal justice system that insures the human rights of residents as well as public safety. We are working to create alternatives such as pretrial services and community-based wellness alternatives instead of building new jails and prisons. We are focused on designing and implementing pretrial services and diversion programs that begin at the initial arrest when tax dollars are more effectively spent and intervention is more effective.
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