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U.S. Court of Appeals for Fifth Circuit Affirms No Right to Affordable Bail

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TX: Tarrant County Judge Ignores Research on Pretrial Risk Assessment Tools with Unsupported Claims

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Gascón lacks authority to end cash bail

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ABC’s Jeff Clayton on “The Big Talker” – Wichita, KS

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MN: Hennepin County Attorney’s No Bail Plan is A Dereliction of Duty, Unconstitutional and Not Evidence-Based

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California Voters Uphold the Right to Bail and Reject the No-Money Bail System and Pretrial Risk Assessments

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California Voters Reject Computerized No-Money Bail System; Affirm State’s Fundamental Right To Bail

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The Future of Bail

The Fourth Generation of Bail Reform Over the last 60 years, the United States has gone through two generations of bail reform, and for the last fifteen years we have been in a period described by some as the “third generation” of bail reform. The third generation of bail reform,

Performance of Pretrial Release Methods

Which method of pretrial release is the most effective? As one might expect, financial conditions of release (even small bonds) far outperform those of OR and pretrial releases. Judicial discretion is paramount in deciding release and most releases occur without any financial condition or additional court related burden at all. 

California: NO on Prop 25

NO ON PROP 25 – STOP THE LATEST ATTACK ON OUR CIVIL RIGHTS, SAFETY AND TAX DOLLARS In 2018, Sacramento politicians passed SB 10 (Hertzberg), eliminating the right of people accused of a crime to have a choice in securing their release through bail. Californians have the chance to stop

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COMMUNITY VOICES: LA DA George Gascón has an offer no criminal can refuse

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Gascón’s reforms at odds with public safety and LA voters

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ABC’s Jeff Clayton on “The Big Talker” – Wichita, KS

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Pretrial Risk Assessment Is Biased And Indefensible

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Bias against Black people found in Colorado bail reform tool

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Conference of Chief Justices’ Indefensible Policy on Pretrial Risk Assessment

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A BAIL REFORM TOOL INTENDED TO CURB MASS INCARCERATION HAS ONLY REPLICATED BIASES IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM

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Exhausted U.S. cities face another challenge: A surge in violence

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Bail funds under scrutiny after nationwide protests

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