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From Pilar Weiss, Director of Community Justice Exchange: We are at a crossroads where campaigns to end money bail and pretrial incarceration must also contend with the broad and insidious introduction of risk assessment tools (RATs) as one of the “replacement” interventions the system wants to claim as “reform.” We created this guide for organizers contending with this tension — how to engage with risk assessment tools in their work to end pretrial incarceration and mass supervision.

Shelton McElroy, The Bail Project’s National Director of Strategic Partnerships testified before the U.S. House of Representatives on November 14. “My imprisonment spurred on by my inability to pay cash bail and defend myself adequately benefited no one and ultimately cost tax payers more than $35,000 a year during the time I should have been in college.”