Smart Justice Week of Action

June 7, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
June 11, 2021 @ 8:00 pm

RSVP to attend the ACLU-MI Smart Justice Week of Action
(Hosted by: ACLU of Michigan)

Michigan’s pretrial and bail system is badly broken. On any given day, over half of the state’s jail population is locked behind bars because they can’t afford to pay for their freedom.

Black and Brown people in our state, and our poorest residents, bear the brunt of this crisis as they are more often arrested for minor offenses, ensnaring them in a legal system that is unjust.

People detained for even a few days risk losing their jobs, their homes, custody of their children, and educational opportunities, trapping them in a cycle of poverty, recidivism, and incarceration. This cycle devastates our communities for generations.

The Michigan Legislature must pass pretrial and bail reform legislation this year.

Join us for a Smart Justice Week of Action where we will showcase the collective power of Michiganders demanding that our legislators use their power to reform our broken criminal legal system. Each night of the week, we’ll host a unique outreach event designed to engage our elected officials, letting them know we want bail reform to be a priority, and we are ready to partner with them to enact these critical reforms to fix our pretrial and bail system.

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Accessibility and Reasonable Accommodations: The ACLU of Michigan strives to create inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to fully engage with its programming. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation to better participate in this event, such as real time captioning or sign language interpretation services, please reach out to jayoub@aclumich.org. Providing us at least 72 hours advance notice will help to ensure we can provide the accommodation.