This is going to be quite controversial.
In an attempt to promote more gender equality, President Biden now has a plan to eliminate making people pay a cash bail so they can be let out of jail before appearing in front of a judge.
According to Fox Business, the National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality said, “We are also committed to increasing federal oversight and accountability for police departments and prosecutors’ offices to address systemic misconduct, including gender bias and sexual misconduct. And we will work to end cash bail and reform our pretrial system, recognizing the harm these processes cause, particularly for Black women and families.”
Basically, individuals who commit a crime will not have to pay a bail amount and will simply be released until they have to appear in front of a judge for the crime they have committed.
Fox warns that this could be a bad idea because according to the FBI, violent crimes are currently on the rise.
Additionally, statistics have shown that in cities where cash bail has been eliminated, people who were released without having to pay a bail were re-arrested at an 37% increase.