Resource: Orleans Parish, LA: Bail

By: Civil Rights Corps

August 29, 2019

In 2017, Civil Rights Corps filed a landmark federal class action lawsuit challenging the unconstitutional money bail system in New Orleans, Louisiana. Each of our clients was confined in the notorious Orleans Parish Prison because he could not afford to pay a money bond after his arrest. In Louisiana, the judges who set money bonds, the prosecutors who ask for them, the sheriffs who enforce them, and the public defenders who represent the human beings who suffer from them each take a percentage cut of every money bond paid. Thousands of other people are currently going through what our named Plaintiffs went through.