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Washtenaw County Prosecutor's Office eliminating cash bail, aiming to erase racial and socio-economic inequities

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Posted at 6:22 PM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 18:48:36-05

(WXYZ) — Many people across the country and here in metro Detroit have been expressing how much they want to see big changes within the justice system.

And what is taking place in Washtenaw County starting today is a big change indeed.

Our Andrea Isom breaks it down and talks to the man behind the action, Prosecutor Eli Savit.

He says the reason is simple - at least it should be, and it all comes down to fairness and equality for all.