NEW: Landmark Report on Criminal Risk Algorithms Demonstrates Why CO House Bill 1226 is Fatally Flawed On Friday, a landmark research report was issued by the Partnership on AI (Artificial Intelligence) on risk assessments in criminal justice according to an article on Venturebeat.com entitled Algorithms aren’t ready to automate pretrial bail hearings. The Partnership
Oklahoma Poised to Follow the Lead Of New Mexico’s Failed Bail Policies As Senate Bill 252 makes it way to the House Floor, the Oklahoma legislature is set to create chaos in the criminal justice system in Oklahoma should S.B. 252 pass. This legislation reforms how bail is regulated and performs Oklahoma.
Texas: Thoughts On The Preventative Detention Constitutional Amendment, HJR 62 House Joint Resolution 62 proposes “a constitutional amendment authorizing the denial of bail to an accused person if necessary to ensure the person’s appearance in court and the safety of the community and the victim of the alleged offense.” As
Texas Public Policy Foundation‘s Criticism of Governor Abbott Misplaced—Dallas District Attorney’s New Policy Is a License to Steal Recall, Dallas District Attorney John Cruezot is not going to prosecute thefts under $750 for those necessary items, in addition to not prosecuting some weed and some other low-level offenses. Governor Abbot
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
U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Constitutionality of Money Bail and Bail Schedules For four long years, at the urging of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, activist Plaintiffs lawyers have been suing small jurisdictions arguing that there is a right to an affordable bail in the United States and that the