Body Cams And A Ban On Cash Bail: What To Know About Illinois’ New Criminal Justice Reforms

If Governor Pritzker signs the legislation, the state will see dozens of changes, including the elimination of cash bail.

inmates at the Cook County Jail in Chicago line up to be processed for release.
In this Sept. 29, 2011 file photo, inmates at the Cook County Jail in Chicago, line up to be processed for release. M. Spencer Green / Associated Press
inmates at the Cook County Jail in Chicago line up to be processed for release.
In this Sept. 29, 2011 file photo, inmates at the Cook County Jail in Chicago, line up to be processed for release. M. Spencer Green / Associated Press

Body Cams And A Ban On Cash Bail: What To Know About Illinois’ New Criminal Justice Reforms

If Governor Pritzker signs the legislation, the state will see dozens of changes, including the elimination of cash bail.

A system for anonymous police complaints. Mandatory body cameras. The ability to ban problem officers statewide. And no more cash bail.

Those are a few of the key provisions in a new package of criminal justice reforms passed in Springfield last week. Reset checks in with a former public defender to hear his perspective on the reforms.

GUEST: Sharone Mitchell Jr., director of the Illinois Justice Project