University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Nashville Community Bail Fund v. Gentry"
Date Dec 10, 2020
Author ACLU
External Link https://www.aclu.org/cases/nashville-community-bail-fund-v-gentry
Abstract In Nashville, local officials keep money posted as bail to pay fines and fees. This happens even when the person whose bond was posted shows up to their required court dates. Under a local court rule and policies from the criminal clerk, pretrial release is conditioned on future payment, which leverages pretrial freedom to make money for the government.

Source ACLU


This Resource Relates To
case Nashville Community Bail Fund v. Gentry (CJ-TN-0015)

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