Journal of Public Interest Law Symposium-The Price of Freedom: The Prejudicial Effects of the Cash

Date: Friday, February 15, 2019

Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Contact: Nia Reichard · elreicha@my.loyno.edu

Location: College of Law, Broadway Campus, Room 405

Please join us for the Journal of Public Interest Law Symposium.

The Price of Freedom: The Prejudicial Effects of the Cash Bail System

The cash bail system in Louisiana is being challenged due to restricting an individual’s freedom based on their ability to pay. JPIL’s symposium hopes to shed light on the racially and economically oppressive cash bail system in Louisiana that is rooted in slavery. We hope to address the challenges to the Louisiana cash bail system by tracing reform efforts over the past few years, including the development of community bail funds and the Caliste v. Cantrell lawsuit. Additionally, we hope to expand the scope of our conversation to include nationally successful reform efforts. Ultimately, we want to give individual voices to the those who have experienced the oppressive cash bail system in Louisiana.

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