Tag: Sheriff Tim Howard

Left and Right Agree on Reforming Bail Practices

This opinion piece by Republican Senator Rand Paul and Democratic Senator Kamala Harris calls for reforming bail practices that unfairly penalize the poor in favor of using factors other than money to determine how long someone must spend in jail after arrest and before trial.

It would be good to know how many of the 22 inmates who have died in Sheriff Howard’s jail were unable to make bail for lack of funds, thereby criminalizing poverty.

When elected sheriff I will support this bi-partisan approach to better law enforcement practices and look for ways to advance them further.