Jeremey Johnson has chronicled nearly two years of pretrial house arrest.
Cook County judges have been ordered to consider defendants’ ability to pay when setting bail.
Chicago police missed more than 11,000 court dates since 2010, causing months or years of unnecessary delays for inmates awaiting trial.
Illinois law already prohibits fixed bail, and the poor are disproportionately jailed anyway.
Officials continue to battle over who’s getting locked up in Cook County.