Judge rules that Rasmea can be released pending sentencing
We are pleased to announce that Judge Gershwin Drain just filed his ruling granting Rasmea’s motion for reconsideration of his November 10th order revoking her bond. RASMEA IS COMING HOME!
We also thank you all for your passionate work to help restore her freedom! We believe that the hundreds of letters to the judge, and the incredible response to the county jail’s punitive measure of placing Rasmea in solitary confinement, played a major role in making this happen. In the ruling, the judge wrote: “Defendant’s dedication to her community work and the people that such work assists, as well as the presence of relatives in Chicago, demonstrates by clear and convincing evidence that she is not as significant a flight risk as originally believed.”