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Lavette Mayes

Lavette Mayes

Lavette Mayes is a Chicago Community Bond Fund volunteer, community advocate and mother of two. In 2014 and 2015, Lavette was detained for 14 months in Cook County Jail because she could not pay a monetary bond. After Chicago Community Bond Fund posted Lavette's bond, she spent an additional five months incarcerated in her home as a result of electronic monitoring. Since her case ended in 2016, Lavette has become a powerful advocate against pretrial incarceration, electronic monitoring and monetary bail. Lavette has appeared on "Chicago Tonight" and has been interviewed by NPR and CBC radio.

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Lavette Mayes

Lavette Mayes

Lavette Mayes is a Chicago Community Bond Fund volunteer, community advocate and mother of two. In 2014 and 2015, Lavette was detained for 14 months in Cook County Jail because she could not pay a monetary bond. After Chicago Community Bond Fund posted Lavette's bond, she spent an additional five months incarcerated in her home as a result of electronic monitoring. Since her case ended in 2016, Lavette has become a powerful advocate against pretrial incarceration, electronic monitoring and monetary bail. Lavette has appeared on "Chicago Tonight" and has been interviewed by NPR and CBC radio.

Other articles by this author

2017 0619prison cat

I Spent 14 Months in Jail Because I Couldn't Pay My Way Out

By Lavette Mayes and Matthew McLoughlin, Truthout | Op-Ed