Calls for reform as bond courts place heavy burden on Chicago’s poorest citizens

By Miles Painter South Shore resident Lavette Mayes says she never thought much about the criminal justice system before her arrest in 2013. “I only ever went down there for jury duty,” Mayes said during an interview in her Aunt’s home on South Chappel Avenue. A 42-year-old single mother of two, Mayes says she was […]