Melba Pearson

Melba Pearson

Melba Pearson is the Deputy Director for the ACLU of Florida. Before joining the ACLU. A New York native, has called Miami home for close to 20 years. After receiving her undergraduate degree at New York University, she completed her studies at Hofstra University School of Law. Before joining the ACLU, Ms. Pearson was an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County for 16 years.


Forcing the accused to purchase their freedom creates a two-tiered system of justice

By: - December 17, 2019

Bail reform has received a lot of buzz lately. Numerous states have implemented or are studying ways to make pretrial release systems more fair and effective, while improving public safety.  Taxpayers are saving tens of millions of dollars otherwise wasted by keeping people unnecessarily locked up. So far, Florida is behind the curve. Monetary bail […]