KIM FOXX: Act Boldly, Act Now!

We are calling on the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office to take additional steps to dramatically lower the number of people in jail in response to COVID-19.

Specifically, the office should:

1. Decline to file new charges in cases that do not involve danger to a specific person;

2. Agree to release most people seeking bond reviews from custody without payment of money;

3. Immediately dismiss all pending misdemeanors and class 4 felony cases not involving danger to a specific person, starting with cases in which people are in jail; and

4. Cease filing violations of probation and violations of bail bonds for technical violations or reasons not involving danger to a specific person.