Public Performance Partners President and CEO Hugh Quill announced today that P3 has begun working with Montgomery County, Ohio on a bail reform project.
“Bail reform is on the agenda in counties around the country and here in Ohio,” Quill said.
According to Ohio’s Criminal Sentencing Commission, one-third of people in Ohio’s jails are there awaiting trial because they can’t afford to post bail. Bail is supposed to be about ensuring court appearances and/or keeping defendants who pose a serious risk to the community in jail pending trial.
“There is a growing movement to ensure systems of bail don’t discriminate based on wealth,” Quill said.
“Putting people in jail who are not a flight threat or a threat to the community while they await trial is also a drain on limited public resources,” he added.
“P3 is proud to be working with the Montgomery County Commissioners in a staffing and support role for the county’s bail reform project,” Quill said.
Along with Quill, a former Montgomery County Treasurer, Jim Knight, a former probation officer, member of the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s staff, and former Chief Deputy of the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts office, will be working on the project.
For more on the project and to view documents and links, see P3’s Bail Reform Project page.