WASHINGTON – Senator Mike Braun released the following statement following the announcement that the Marion County Superior Court would end its support of The Bail Project.
“It’s good news for Indy that The Bail Project will no longer be able to release criminals from jail without accountability, but this is only the tip of the iceberg for soft-on-crime activist organizations and prosecutors putting their agenda over Hoosiers’ lives. I will continue working to hold these groups accountable and return law and order to our cities.” – Senator Mike Braun
Last week, Senator Braun sent a letter to Indiana leadership and the President of the Indianapolis Fraternal Order of Police announcing his support for additional restrictions on activist organizations like The Bail Project and indicating he will pursue ways to limit federal funding to The Bail Project and similar activist organizations dedicated to releasing individuals from jail without accountability.
The Bail Project and other similar organizations post bail for individuals, but are able to skirt the traditional rules and regulations for bail agents that includes responsibility for post-bail behavior and ensuring that these individuals attend court hearings. Senator Braun weighed in on The Bail Project after two repeat offenders released on bail paid by The Bail Project went on to commit murders in Indianapolis, and one released individual stabbed two Indianapolis Police officers this month.
Read Senator Braun’s full letter on The Bail Project here.