Opinion: Bail reform is solution looking for a problem (excerpt from Cincinnati.com May 3 2019) Bail reform was in the spotlight again this past week – Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld’s guest column “It’s time to adopt bail reform in Cincinnati,” (April 20) and The Enquirer editorial board’s “Thumbs up,” (April
Alaska lawmakers unveil compromise crime bill that further rolls back SB 91 (excerpt from Anchorage Daily News May 5 2019) JUNEAU — With less than two weeks remaining in the legislative session, the Alaska House Finance Committee has proposed a compromise crime-fighting plan that appears to satisfy Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s
Changes to Supreme Court rules weaken judiciary (excerpt from the Joplin Globe May 5 2019) Early this year, the Missouri Supreme Court announced its intent to make sweeping changes to the rules governing bail and pretrial detention throughout the state. The new standards are set to go into effect in
Commission hears report on jail programs (excerpt from the Silver City Daily Press (Silver City, NM) – April 17 2019 Two Grant County officials discussed the county’s rural justice system at Tuesday’s Grant County Commission work session, where commissioners also laid plans to involve the public more in future planning
Partnership on AI: Algorithms aren’t ready to automate pretrial bail hearings (Excerpt from Venturebeat – April 26 2019) The Partnership on AI released its first-ever research report today, which declares algorithms now in use unfit to automate the pre-trial bail process or label some people as high risk and detain them, while
Long Island lawmaker wants to tweak bail reforms to aid prosecutors in building cases against drug traffickers (excerpt from Daily News – April 25 2019) ALBANY — A Long Island Republican wants to rollback recently passed criminal justice reforms to ensure drug traffickers can’t escape justice. Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Hempstead)
Bail bond preservation looks like a winner (excerpt from the Porterville Recorder – April 23 2019) It’s never easy to convince Californians they should reverse decisions made by the legislators they elect, as Republicans led by the failed gubernatorial candidate John Cox discovered last fall. Cox made his pet proposition,
State’s new cash bail reform puts public at risk: District attorneys (excerpt from The New York Post – Apr 10, 2019) New, soft-on-crime bail laws will let dangerous thugs roam free, endanger their victims and hamstring the authorities who want to send them to prison, the city’s top prosecutors warn.