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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


BREAKING: Bipartisan Legislators Introduce Legislation in Idaho to Prevent Non-Transparent and Potentially Biased Pretrial Algorithms

Fatherlessness: El Paso County Justice System Considers Basing Pretrial Offender Release on Whether or Not Defendants Have a Father

Nevada Supreme Court Proposes Statewide Use of Pretrial Risk Assessment Tools Despite Ban Recommendation by Leadership Conference of Civil Rights Organizations

North Dakota Lawmakers Poised to Waste $750K on Pretrial Services Project

BREAKING: Implementation of CA Senate Bill 10 Halted by Referendum Effort

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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. 

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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