The National Association of Black County Officials (NABCO) presented and ratified a resolution at their business meeting held during the Legislative Conference of the National Association of Counties (NACo) earlier this month. Removing the barriers of persons incarcerated prior to trial primarily because of their inability to raise money to post bail is an act that penalizes low-income and poor people. Studies have shown this practice to be unfair and detrimental to the viability of black, brown, and economically challenged communities.
Below is the resolution passed by NABCO to support initiatives underway and getting started throughout the country. Advocacy on the ground begins in local communities and county officials get it. Changes begins here and rises up to the top.