112: Jeremy Travis on Why America’s Bail System is Broken

Most of what people know about the criminal justice system is based on what they’ve watched on TV. Unless you or someone you know has had to be bailed out of jail, you’re probably not familiar with the bail process or some of the inherent problems with the current system. Even so, these problems affect millions of people each year in ways you may not have considered. Jeremy Travis from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation joins Connor to discuss the challenges of the bail system and some potential solutions.  

About the Guest

Jeremy Travis is the Executive Vice President of Criminal Justice at the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. He served for 13 years as president of John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York and was a senior fellow with the Justice Policy Center at the Urban Institute. Jeremy is a member of The Committee on Law and Justice for the National Research Council and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Urban Institute. He earned his J.D. and M.P.A. from New York University and his bachelor’s degree from Yale College.

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