Cash Bail

Filed - June 6, 2017

Little v. Frederick


Lafayette Parish, Louisiana is operating a wealth-based detention scheme by relying on pre-determined cash bail amounts without giving any consideration to what any individual can afford to pay or to alternative, non-financial conditions of release.

The MacArthur Justice Center, Civil Rights Corps, and William P. Quigley, a veteran litigator and professor at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, have joined forces to challenge this unconstitutional practice via a federal class action lawsuit.