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Idaho Officials Proclaim the Success of the Idaho Pretrial Risk Assessment Tool the Day Before a Landmark Study Came out that Proves It Doesn’t Work

Arnold Ventures Welcomes New Paid Mouthpiece – MDRC

New York Times Editorial Board Gets It Factually Wrong on Bail Reform

Arnold Ventures: Risk Assessment Not the Answer; Pivots to Five Points of Light

Minneapolis Mayor is Going to “End Cash Bail” By Hiring Social Workers?

San Francisco Bail Settlement Calls on the City and County to Support a System of Algorithmic Injustice and Completely Lets the Judges and State Courts Off the Hook

California Supreme Court Steaming Forward to Implement Controversial Senate Bill 10 – Denying Voters at the Ballot Box in 2020

New Harris County Misdemeanor Court Guidelines Under Fire After Murder of Pregnant Wife

End Pretrial Risk Assessment Tools Say Twenty-Seven Prominent Researchers from Columbia, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, UC Berkeley, and NYU

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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,

Fact or Myth?

  FACT OR MYTH? Proponents of bail reform often argue with the same talking points to bolster their claim that monetary bail is unfair…but do they get it right?  Are people really “stuck in jail” solely because they cannot afford a $200 bail?  Is the commercial bail industry really an

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. 

Bail In the Media…

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State Senator To Introduce Legislation To Address “Major Flaws” In Unsecured Bail

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Missouri lawmakers warily eye pre-trial bail rules after Kansas City mass shooting

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Arnold Foundation sues former board member, accuses Denis Calabrese of exploiting trust to steal millions

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Bail reform that would set more inmates free until proven guilty draws criticism

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N.H. bail reform data remains elusive as repeat offenders bog down courts

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Governor wants lawmakers to tweak bail reform after complaints from police, Manchester officials

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The Fray: Orange DA Hoovler: Condemn ‘reckless’ bail changes

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New Bail Reform Law Faces Criticism in Hudson Valley Read More: New Bail Reform Law Faces Criticism in Hudson Valley

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Manchester aldermen to send letter to legislators saying bail reform ‘just isn’t working and we’re paying a price’

What We Stand For

  • Protecting the constitutional right to bail in the United States of America

  • Maximizing releases of defendants from jail

  • Fostering public-private partnerships to deal with issues of jail crowding

  • Ensuring accountability in the criminal justice system

  • Defending against efforts that weaken criminal accountability and trammel the rights of victims.

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