University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Calhoun County, GA: Bail "
Date Nov 22, 2017
Author Civil Rights Corps
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Abstract Civil Rights Corps and the Southern Center for Human Rights are litigating a landmark challenge to the unconstitutional money bail system in Calhoun, Georgia. Our client, Maurice Walker, was jailed for six days solely because he could not pay less than $200 after he was arrested for being a pedestrian under the influence of alcohol. The federal court in Georgia certified the case as a class action and issued a preliminary injunction to stop the City from continuing its illegal wealth-based detention policies. The case remained ongoing.


This Resource Relates To
case Walker v. City of Calhoun (CJ-GA-0012)

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