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 startedRead More →

N.Y. just helped drug traffickers: Bail reform will make it impossible for prosecutors to hold members of cartels while we build the cases against them (excerpt from the NY Daily News, April 11, 2019) New Yorkers will be shocked to discover that a new bail statute, passed as part ofRead More →

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 ACLURead More →