Fox and Hounds Op-Ed: Bail Reform Restores Basic American Values of Freedom and Justice

Bail reform is not a partisan issue. It’s not an urban or rural issue.  It should be everyone’s issue.

It’s an American issue. The United States is one of only two nations on planet Earth that use a commercial bail system.

And across the country, from big cities, such as Washington, D.C., to rural counties in places like Alabama, from so-called blue states like New Jersey to red states likeKentucky, bail reform has either been enacted or is under consideration. Nationally, groups as diverse as the Cato Institute, Right on Crime, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Council of Chief Justices, the American Bar Association, and the ACLU have spoken out against current bail practices and called for reform.

Read Op-Ed by retired Sheriff Gary Raney from the Ada County Sheriff's Office in Boise, Idaho via Fox and Hounds.

Kenny Foster