Pretrial Justice Institute Applauds Atlanta Bail Reform Ordinance


For Immediate Release: February 6, 2018

Contact: Fiona Druge,, (646) 755-6126


Moving Away from Money Bail System Will Improve Public Safety & Equality in Atlanta

In response to the Atlanta City Council’s passage of an ordinance to reduce the city’s reliance on money bail, Rachel Sottile Logvin, Vice President of the Pretrial Justice Institute, issued the following statement:

“The Pretrial Justice Institute commends Atlanta's push to improve the city’s pretrial justice system. This ordinance is a victory for public safety, fairness, and for the people of Atlanta. It spotlights for stakeholders statewide the urgent need to move away from the use of money bail in all cases. Money bail discriminates against poor and working class people, wastes taxpayer resources, and leaving communities less safe while also leading to worse outcomes for people who come into contact with the system.

“We hope more cities and counties follow the thoughtful lead of Atlanta’s City Council and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on this issue—and state leaders across the country take notice.”

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The Pretrial Justice Institute is a national organization working to advance safe, fair, and effective pretrial justice that honors and protects all people.

To schedule an interview or learn more about the Pretrial Justice Institute, please contact Fiona Druge at or (646) 755-6126.

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