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Malcolm Jenkins' Criminal Justice Season

When he wasn’t busy winning the Super Bowl Eagles All-Pro safety Malcolm Jenkins was dedicating his time to championing criminal justice reform in a series of articles for The Citizen. Read more from Malcolm about cash bail reform below:

CitizenCast:Your City Defined—Cash Bail

The city has ended the practice of charging bail for many offenses. But what does that even mean?

The city has ended the practice of charging bail for many offenses. But what does that even mean?

A few weeks after new District Attorney Larry Krasner took office, he announced his DAs would not seek bail on several low-level offenses, a strategy utilized across the country to prevent primarily poor defendants from spending months in jail while they await trial.

This made us think: What even is cash bail, and why do we have it?

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