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Bail Reform Goes Off the Rails in Dallas and Harris County, Texas

ACLU Of Kansas Rejects The Heart Of Colorado House Bill 19-1226, A Perpetual Multi-Million Dollar Pretrial Boondoggle

Oppose House Bill 1226: Time To Tell The CCJJ To Go Back To The Drawing Board

New Jersey Bail Reform, the Numbers Are In: State Spent Hundreds of Millions of Dollars to Get Worse Results

BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Constitutionality of Money Bail and Bail Schedules

Colorado’s Pretrial Risk Assessment Tool Violates The Americans With Disabilities Act, Fourteenth Amendment

Call to Action: Oppose Colorado H.B. 1226 Eliminating the Right to Bail

FBI’S Crime Files Lurk Behind Colorado’s Secret Bail Algorithm

BREAKING: West Virginia Legislature Rejects Bail Reform Legislation in 2019 Session As The Gavel Comes Down

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The Future of Bail

The Fourth Generation of Bail Reform Over the last 60 years, the United States has gone through two generations of bail reform, and for the last fifteen years we have been in a period described by some as the “third generation” of bail reform. The third generation of bail reform,

Fact or Myth?

  FACT OR MYTH? Proponents of bail reform often argue with the same talking points to bolster their claim that monetary bail is unfair…but do they get it right?  Are people really “stuck in jail” solely because they cannot afford a $200 bail?  Is the commercial bail industry really an

Performance of Pretrial Release Methods

Which method of pretrial release is the most effective? As one might expect, financial conditions of release (even small bonds) far outperform those of OR and pretrial releases. Judicial discretion is paramount in deciding release and most releases occur without any financial condition or additional court related burden at all. 

Bail In the Media…

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State’s new cash bail reform puts public at risk: District attorneys

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Ulster County DA rails against NY criminal justice reforms; public defender praises them

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Griffo, sheriffs speak out against criminal justice reforms

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Strange bedfellows unite behind Colorado bill to shorten jail stays

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Bail reform’s killer mistake: Criminal justice overhaul may have taken away important tool courts use to keep dangerous people off the streets

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Justified outrage as Atlanta man released after shooting at the police

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Why the criminal justice system should abandon algorithms

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They were arrested but didn’t go to court: Does Atlanta’s bail reform lack justice?

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Bail Reform—A View From the Bench

What We Stand For

  • Protecting the constitutional right to bail in the United States of America

  • Maximizing releases of defendants from jail

  • Fostering public-private partnerships to deal with issues of jail crowding

  • Ensuring accountability in the criminal justice system

  • Defending against efforts that weaken criminal accountability and trammel the rights of victims.

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