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Missouri Supreme Court’s New Bail Rules Will Upend the Criminal Justice System on July 1, 2019

Texas: El Paso County Creates a Pretrial Risk Assessment Shred-a-Thon Under Threat of Litigation as Momentum Against Risk Assessment Continues to Grow

Nevada: Proposed Bail Legislation AB 125 Misses the Mark

Another Wave of Opposition Against Pretrial Risk Assessments as the Texas Legislature Steams Forward

NEW: Landmark Report on Criminal Risk Algorithms Demonstrates Why CO House Bill 1226 is Fatally Flawed

Oklahoma Poised to Follow the Lead Of New Mexico’s Failed Bail Policies

Texas: Thoughts On The Preventative Detention Constitutional Amendment, HJR 62

Texas Public Policy Foundation‘s Criticism of Governor Abbott Misplaced—Dallas District Attorney’s New Policy Is a License to Steal

Colorado Legislature Poised to Transfer the Power to Regulate Local Bail Policy to The State Court Administrator, Including Ordering Counties to Spend Budget Dollars on Pretrial Services Programs

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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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Louisiana: DA Cannizzaro addresses risk tool score, $1.15 million bond of CVS robbery defendant

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Heroin deaths up, heroin convictions down, police stymied: NJ lawmakers need to step in

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3 charged with attempted murder released on $500 bond

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Behind the divide on bail reform, frustration over ‘revolving door’

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One dangerous bail reform law: The Legislature must fix mistakes that will make New York City neighborhoods more vulnerable to crime

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Opinion: Bail reform is solution looking for a problem

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Alaska lawmakers unveil compromise crime bill that further rolls back SB 91

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Changes to Supreme Court rules weaken judiciary

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NM: “People are laughing when we put the cuffs on them”

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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