Senators and Advocates Rally for Criminal Justice Reform Press Release

BOSTON-On Oct. 12, Massachusetts Senators and criminal justice reform advocates rallied for the passage of Senate Bill 2170, An Act Relative to Criminal Justice Reform, sponsored by Senator Will Brownsberger (D-Belmont).  The Senators were joined by other elected officials, advocates, and members of the public for a rally at the statehouse

“I am proud to stand with Senate colleagues and community advocates to show our support for this comprehensive criminal justice bill. Now is the time to bring real, meaningful reform to fruition in our state to reduce unnecessary incarceration and refocus on criminal diversion,” said Senator Cindy Friedman (D-Arlington). “I was especially honored to speak in favor of pre-trial bail reform. Our current system places a disproportionate burden on the poor, the homeless, and people of color. We need to move bail away from a cash-based system because ability to pay bail should never be used as criteria to determine someone’s freedom.”

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