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Where Is Colorado Public Safety Director Stan Hilkey On Pretrial Risk Assessments Now?

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Indiana’s Judicial CASH BAIL SCAM: Selling Out Public Safety

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Historical Shift As Pretrial Risk Assessments Come Under Fire By The Largest And Most Vocal Former Proponents

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New York Bail Reform: Bipartisan Chorus Of Local And State Officials Call For Repeal Of Bail Reform As Local Judge Declares The Law Unconstitutional

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North Carolina: Mecklenburg County District Attorney Spencer Merriweather, III Calls For The Federal Bail System, Which Will Increase Mass Incarceration, Not Reduce Crime, And Bankrupt The State Of North Carolina

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West Virginia: Americans For Prosperity Encourages Bail Reform Based On A Massive $300 Million New Jersey Tax-and-Spend Bail Reform Plan That Somehow ‘Lowered’ The Tax Burden

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Press Release: ABC Statement on Missouri Legislators Demanding Rescind of New Supreme Court Rules on Pretrial Release

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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. 

Californians For Safer Communities

STOP SACRAMENTO’S ATTACK ON YOUR RIGHT TO BAIL 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 this attack on our civil rights by voting NO

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More than 80 state representatives ask Supreme Court to reverse course on pre-trial bail rules

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Bail Reform: Law Enforcement On Long Island Band Together To Recommend Changes

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Austin City Council PR Bond Policy Scrutinized For Release of Suspect in Freebirds Stabbing, Firing of Judges

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Court rejects use of system to assess candidates for bail

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New York voters have turned against bail reform, new poll says

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North Country Assembly members, other officials demanding repeal of ‘Victim Abuse Act’

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Ridiculous reform forces NYPD to ask feds to catch serial NYC bank robber

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Op-Ed: New York’s bail reform disaster is about to become a major election issue

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Man Released Under Bail Law Led PD On Chase, Injured Driver: NCPD

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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