Detention, Release From Jail, and Computerized Bail Justice in California: Is it 1984 All Over Again? What Can California Learn From the Last 30 Years of Bail Reform? Journal UCLA Criminal Justice Law Review, 2(1) The following excerpt was published in the peer reviewed 2018 UCLA Criminal Justice Law Review,Read More →

The ACLU of California is apparently not thankful this Thanksgiving for the bail industry.  But we have news for them: they should be.  We are the only group leading a charge to actively challenge Senate Bill 10 and to stop this mass incarceration/electronic incarceration/mass state supervision of the un-convicted actRead More →

Los Angles, CA – Today, 576,745 signatures were submitted as part of the referendum effort to overturn Senate Bill 10 (SB10) in California, the dangerous “bail reform” legislation passed during the 2018 session. The coalition consists of public safety leaders, criminal justice reformers, crime victims’ advocates, concerned citizens and bailRead More →

** Reposted Content from the King County Bar Association’s “Bar Bulletin” – November 2018 ** Lessons from California’s Bail Reform Law NOVEMBER 2018 BAR BULLETIN By Jeffrey J. Clayton Bail reform has always been a controversial subject, typically associated with arguments about rich versus poor people, and how far shouldRead More →

Ballot Initiative Aimed at Reversing Bail Reform Legislation (SB10) in California The American Bail Coalition announced its support of a ballot initiative launched today to reverse the passage of Senate Bill 10, the last-minute unvetted legislation that completely and totally upended California’s bail system. Press Release: Coalition Launches Referendum DriveRead More →

Senate Bill 10 “Bail Reform” passes the Assembly despite a litany of constitutional issues, mounting concerns over the Bill, and growing bipartisan opposition. Sacramento, CA:  Senate Bill 10 “Bail Reform” cleared the Assembly (41-27) today despite its flawed public policy.  The bill will now have to be concurred by theRead More →

Sacramento, CA – Senate Bill 10 “Bail Reform” has rapidly gone 180 degrees in another direction, creating hollow hope of preventative detention along with a risk assessment judicial regulatory nightmare. Having finally seen the draft that has alarmed the former coalition that supported and now is vehemently opposing Senate BillRead More →

The NAACP, ACLU and others are calling for the End of Pretrial Risk Assessments in the United States. As bail reform groups such as the Pretrial Justice Institute continue to push the expansion of pretrial risk assessments across the country, national groups are going in the exact opposite direction, rejectingRead More →