Text-Message Reminders are a Cheap and Effective Way to Reduce Pretrial Detention

August 07, 2018 - 11:55am

"With just a couple of dollars, courts and public defenders can keep people from being arrested. Court date reminders sent to defendants via text message are an inexpensive, simple intervention being tested across the country. Not only is the solution working, it’s avoiding the expensive, labor-intensive and destructive practice of issuing bench warrants that can land people in jail."

To learn more about this initiative, being piloted across select cities in the United States, click here.


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