Maryland: “Bail reform hasn’t led to fewer held in jail, court records show” (excerpt from Overlawyered – Feb 26, 2019) A Capital News Service series published at Maryland Matters confirms that in Maryland, at least, bail reform has had trouble meeting its intended goals. In particular, while the number heldRead More →

A progressive New York criminal-justice group walks back from an unsustainable position. (excerpt from City Journal, Winter Edition 2019) Last September, as part of a national push for criminal-justice reform, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, a charitable organization, announced a plan to pay the bail of every woman and minorRead More →

Law enforcement officials call for changes to bail-reform law (except from WMUR9 New Hampshire, Feb 19, 2019) CONCORD, N.H. — Police and prosecutors are seeking sweeping changes to the state’s six-month-old bail reform law, but the new Senate majority leader said any problems with the law aren’t the Legislature’s fault.Read More →

As the conversation continues on Idaho’s handling of the pretrial release of criminal defendants and the role of algorithm based pretrial risk assessment tools, so do the usual misguided arguments. Enter former Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney. Former Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney Sheriff Raney thinks “black box” risk assessmentRead More →

LAWSUIT ASSERTS HARRIS COUNTY JUDGES CIRCUMVENTED DEFENDANTS’ CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO BAIL FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lakewood, CO (February 14, 2019) – A lawsuit involving the on-going fight between bail reform and the legal right to bail was filed today (February 14) in the State District Court in Harris County, Texas. The caseRead More →