Nashville Councilman Aims to Eliminate Pretrial Jail Fees - Articles

All Content

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Feb 20, 2018
Nashville Metro Councilman Freddie O’Connell filed a resolution last week to remove pretrial jail fees for defendants in Davidson County, the Nashville Scene reports. Currently Metro charges defendants who can’t afford bail $44 per day to be housed in jail. When paid, those fees go directly into the city’s general fund, but only a tiny fraction of the millions in assessed fees get collected. The resolution must go through a 30-day review period before it can appear on the council’s agenda.