DOES EL PASO OFFER GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CARDS? (excerpt from KLAQ-FM El Paso, Feb 27 2019) A study shows that El Paso is doing just that, losing millions and letting criminals simply walk away. The American Bail Coalition says the city of El Paso is letting some people skip paying their bail
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 held
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 minor
Senator Kamala Harris (D-California) has now taken to Twitter and Facebook, commending herself for running federal legislation to bribe states with $10 million in grant money to get rid of what she calls their “money bail systems”. The real question for Harris, however, is what is her solution to replace
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.
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 assessment
El Paso County Giving Accused Criminals 90%-100% Bail Discounts, Costing Taxpayers Millions, and Reducing Criminal Accountability El Paso County is all-in on bail reform, but it’s not what you might think. Is El Paso trying to identify cases where poor or destitute defendants who shouldn’t be in jail but should
Excerpt from KTVB News, Feb 14, 2019 Bipartisan bill seeks to prevent racial bias in criminal risk-assessment Two Treasure Valley lawmakers from opposite sides of the aisle are teaming up on a bill they say will keep defendants from being unfairly labeled by a computer algorithm as likely future criminals.
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 case