The State of Bail Reform in Broward

      The Broward County criminal justice system has taken a giant step forward on monetary bond reform. The newly issued Uniform Bond Schedule, which takes effect March 1, 2022, aims to balance the need to protect the public from dangerous crimes with the need to re-duce overcrowding in our jails. Another desired and anticipated result will be that people will be treated equally and more fairly when their bonds are set. By setting a uniform and standard amount of bond for certain non-violent crimes, everyone charged with the same offense will be entitled to release on the same conditions. […]