The Greater Peoria League of Women Voters will discuss the Bond Reform at its Drinks and Dialogue event, 5:00 to 6:30pm.
Anthony Walraven, community activist with Change Peoria, will discuss why communities are pushing to reform the cash bond system currently in place. In Illinois, over 90% of people incarcerated in jails across this state have not been convicted of any crime. Often, they remain behind bars because they cannot afford to pay the bond that has been set. Mr. Walraven will explain the current system in Peoria County, how it adversely affects people of color and the working class, and what we can learn from other communities that have implemented reforms.
The event is free and the public is invited. Refreshments are available for purchase. Social time is 5:00 pm. – 5:30 pm.