Let judges handle bail, and keep Texas safer (excerpt from TribTalk – Texas and authored by Former U.S. Representative Ted Poe, Mar 12 2019) In order for any criminal justice system to work properly, justice must mean something to the offender, to the victim and to the community. Justice cannotRead More →

Texas: Bipartisan Opposition Continues to Mount Against the Whitmire-Hecht Bail Reform Plan As Texas Senator Whitmire and Chief Justice Nathan Hecht keep pushing to eliminate the constitutional right to bail in Texas (a right the Chief Justice swore to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and laws of the UnitedRead 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 →

El Paso County is in the process of reforming its bail system.  In fact, it recently hired former Mesa County Colorado Criminal Justice Services Manager Joel Bishop to implement a new bail system that moves away from the use of monetary bail and toward a system where release and conditionsRead More →

It is Time for the Texas Legislature to Act to Fix these Procedural Due Process Issues in the Bail Setting and Review Process On Thursday September 20, 2018, U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas issued a preliminary injunctionRead More →