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Watch: Marc Levin on Pretrial Justice

| January 26, 2018

Marc Levin went live to discuss pretrial justice. He revealed that the U.S. spends $13.6 billion on pretrial incarceration. Levin said a common reason that some people are locked up pretrial is simply because they can’t afford to get out. This can be due to something as minor as an unpaid traffic ticket or inability to afford a couple-hundred dollar bond for a misdemeanor charge. As a supplement to money bail, Levin recommends that judges use actuarial risk assessments to help divert low risk offenders away from pretrial incarceration. Risk assessments are more accurate at determining risk that the size of someone’s pocket book.

By reserving pretrial incarceration for those that prove to be of high risk, we can deliver better results – at lower costs – to taxpayers.

Watch the video here:


KATIE GREER joined Right on Crime in 2017 as a Web Writer & Social Media Associate.

A 5th generation Texan, Katie is passionate about promoting civil liberties. Before joining Right on Crime, she most recently worked as a Communications Specialist for a statewide trade association. Her previous experience includes assisting lobbyist, Bill Pewitt, and campaigning to elect Texas’ 48th Governor Greg Abbott. Katie received a Bachelors in Communication Studies from Millsaps College.