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 There’s been a lot of conversation about the so-called national “end cash bail” movement. In fact, the end cash bail movement started
Bail Reform Goes Off the Rails in Dallas and Harris County, Texas Rich people can afford their bail and poor people can’t—the holy grail of bail slogans, jingles, catchphrases, watchwords, and mantras—is the heart of how criminal justice public policy is being designed these days. Even as scholarly research debunks
Colorado House Bill 19-1226 will create statewide pretrial services and empower the judicial branch to implement pretrial risk assessment algorithms statewide. Incidentally, it won’t be cheap to do that. On March 8, 2019, however, at the Kansas Judicial Center in Topeka, Kansas, on the topic of bail reform the ACLU
State’s new cash bail reform puts public at risk: District attorneys (excerpt from The New York Post – Apr 10, 2019) New, soft-on-crime bail laws will let dangerous thugs roam free, endanger their victims and hamstring the authorities who want to send them to prison, the city’s top prosecutors warn.
Ulster County DA rails against NY criminal justice reforms; public defender praises them (excerpt from Daily Freeman Apr 9 2019) KINGSTON, N.Y. — Reform laws set to take effect Jan. 1, 2020, represent a seismic change in how the criminal justice system in New York state will operate. On that,
Griffo, sheriffs speak out against criminal justice reforms (excerpt from Utica Observer-Dispatch Apr 5 2019) UTICA — State Sen. Joseph Griffo is calling out the state for the criminal justice reforms passed in the budget this week, referring to them as a “criminal bill of rights.” Those changes — which
Backers want to save taxpayer money and keep people from “languishing” behind bars (excerpt from The Colorado Independent – April 4 2019) It’s probably not often that the bail industry, Charles Koch and progressive criminal justice reformers agree. But all three are backing a bill that would require Colorado courts