Gov. Pritzker Signs Sweeping Criminal Justice Reform Bill Into Law

Gov. Pritzker Signs Sweeping Criminal Justice Reform Bill Into Law
In this Wednesday, Jan, 13, 2021, file photo, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, center, holds up his fist while wearing a black glove after the criminal justice reform bill passed the Illinois House during the lame-duck session for the Illinois House of Representatives held at the Bank of Springfield Center in Springfield, Ill. Justin L. Fowler / The State Journal-Register via AP, Pool, File
Gov. Pritzker Signs Sweeping Criminal Justice Reform Bill Into Law
In this Wednesday, Jan, 13, 2021, file photo, state Rep. Justin Slaughter, D-Chicago, center, holds up his fist while wearing a black glove after the criminal justice reform bill passed the Illinois House during the lame-duck session for the Illinois House of Representatives held at the Bank of Springfield Center in Springfield, Ill. Justin L. Fowler / The State Journal-Register via AP, Pool, File

Gov. Pritzker Signs Sweeping Criminal Justice Reform Bill Into Law

Gov. JB Pritzker on Monday signed a massive criminal justice reform bill into law, making Illinois the first state in the nation to eliminate cash bail. Proponents say the bill brings the state one step closer to ending systemic racism, while opponents warn the measure could endanger residents.

Reset explores what the bill means for criminal justice reform in the state.

GUESTS: State Sen. Elgie Sims (D-Chicago)

Jobi Cates, executive director and founder of Restore Justice