We Need Your Help - Tell Legislators to VOTE NO on CO HB 19-1226
House Bill 1226 will make the right to bail conditional on an algorithm that is neither transparent nor has it yet been tested for gender or racial bias. It will also largely eliminate the right of criminal defendants to post bail and be expeditiously released from jail, relying instead on the untimely bureaucracy and not your friends and family to decide if you get to get out of jail on bond.
This legislation will require all 64 counties in Colorado to supervise criminal defendants who have not yet been convicted, policies which over the last 40 years have now been understood as a central cause of mass incarceration and not some sort of a solution. E-carceration, as it has been called, is no solution. The right to bond, as the Chief Justice has said, is guaranteed by the constitution. This legislation goes in the opposite direction. Stop bureaucrats with their fancy algorithms from deciding if you get your constitutional right to bail.
Help Us and OPPOSE H.B. 1226 !