Press release: Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office and NAACP Collaborate for Community Conversation on Pretrial Bail Decisions

The following was sent to The Bloomington:

January 29, 2024

In partnership with the NAACP Monroe County Branch, the Monroe County Prosecutor’s Office
will host a Community Conversation on February 10, 2024. This event is the second in a series
of community-centered dialogues sponsored by the two organizations meant to strengthen trust,
transparency, and cooperation between the Monroe County community and prosecutor’s office.
The Community Conversation will focus on the prosecutor’s impact on bail decisions during
pretrial processing. Attendees should expect to learn how bail decisions are made, the role of the
prosecutor in making these decisions, and the impact of other criminal justice decision-makers
on bail outcomes. Additionally, attendees will engage in case studies and propose solutions to
improve pretrial policy and practice. The event will be held in Room 1B at the Monroe County
Public Library Downtown Branch, located at 303 E. Kirkwood Avenue, Bloomington, IN,
February 10, 2024, from 2 PM to 4 PM.
For additional information, please contact NAACP Monroe County Branch President Maqubè
Reese or Prosecutor’s Office Executive Director Beth Hamlin at 812-349-2670.

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