The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina will host “Ending Cash Bail: A Community Conversation about Criminal Justice Reform” in Hendersonville on Saturday, July 14th.
The event is part of the civil liberties group’s statewide campaign to raise awareness about the injustice of cash bail, which forces people who have not been convicted of a crime to pay for their freedom or stay in jail before their trial. In North Carolina, 86% of people in local jails have not been convicted of a crime, according to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics.
Criminal justice experts and community advocates from the ACLU of North Carolina, Southerners on New Ground, and All of Us or None will be at the event.
The discussion takes place at Sanctuary Brewing Company, 147 1st Avenue E, Hendersonville, NC 28792, on Saturday, July 14th at 12:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public. Spanish interpretation services will be provided.