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Public Comments

The Commission routinely seeks public comments on the substance of its briefings. Our public comment period is 30 days following the date of the hearing or briefing, unless provided otherwise.

Latest Briefing

On February 26, 2021, the Commission held a virtual public briefing on The Civil Rights Implications of Cash Bail. The Commission will hold our record open on this project until Friday, March 26, 2021.

Materials and public comments, including any comments that individuals would like to submit anonymously, can be submitted by email to:

The Commission encourages the use of email to provide public comments due to the current COVID-19 pandemic. Comments can also be submitted by mail to:

OCRE/Public Comments
ATTN: Bail Reform
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 1150
Washington, DC 20425

For this project, the Commission seeks to examine how cash bail impacts the fair administration of justice and whether it operates in a manner that denies equal protection of the law to individuals on the basis of race or another protected class. At this public briefing, Commissioners will hear from subject matter experts such as government officials, academics, law enforcement professionals, advocates, and impacted persons. See more details here.

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   Updated: March 03, 2021