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Posts Mislead on Illinois SAFE-T Act and Elimination of Cash Bail

Posted on AllSides January 25th, 2023
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Illinois’ new criminal justice law, known as the SAFE-T Act, would eliminate cash bail but allow a judge to detain anyone who is deemed a danger to others or a flight risk. Social media posts misleadingly claim that anyone arrested for serious crimes, including second-degree murder, “will be let out free.”

The Illinois Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equality-Today Act — better known as the SAFE-T Act — was signed into law by Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker in 2021. 

On Jan. 1, parts of the law, which addresses a range of criminal justice issues, went...

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