Priorities & Plans

Reforming the bail system

Allison believes in reforming the cash bail system for low level nonviolent crimes that criminalize poverty, crowd jails, and burden taxpayers. Many who are innocent of a crime often find themselves stuck in a jail cell, unable to make bail because they cannot afford it. This results in them losing their job and falling into an impossible to break cycle, while the money for food, shelter, and medical support comes out of taxpayers’ pockets. Practices such as cash bail disproportionately affect already marginalized communities and prevent our ability to break the cycle of poverty.