cummings, andré douglas pond. In support of House Bill 1618 Calling for Broad Reform of a Bail Requirement for Misdemeanor Charges. Arkansas House of Representatives, House Judiciary Committee, Little Rock, AR March 30, 2021.
Professor cummings testified before the House Judiciary Committee in support of a House bill that would end bail requirements for most misdemeanor charges. Too often in Arkansas, citizens who cannot afford to post bail languish behind bars even though they are innocent until proven guilty. This practice disproportionately impacts black Arkansans.