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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

ABC Statement on Buffin vs. San Francisco

Texas: Bipartisan Opposition Continues to Mount Against the Whitmire-Hecht Bail Reform Plan

Where is Kamala Harris On Bail Reform? All Over the Place

Former Ada County, Idaho Sheriff Gary Raney’s Flimsy-At-Best Defense of Pretrial Risk Assessment No Surprise

El Paso County Giving Accused Criminals 90%-100% Bail Discounts

BREAKING: Lawsuit Asserts Harris County Judges Circumvented Defendants’ Constitutional Right to Bail

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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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The Black Box of Bail Algorithms: One Sensible Solution

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Let judges handle bail, and keep Texas safer

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Judge releases man accused of raping women at gunpoint

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How the end-bail crowd is already making city streets more violent

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Idaho transparency bill would increase public access to pretrial risk tools

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Fulton County DA cracking down on repeat offenders

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On bail algorithms, non-traditional alliances and moral outrage

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Maryland: “Bail reform hasn’t led to fewer held in jail, court records show”

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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