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Georgia Doubles Down on Ban of Get-Out-Of-Jail Free Cards

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“End Cash Bail” Flops on Broadway

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Illinois Supreme Court Kicks off Bail Reform By Denying Due Process in Criminal Cases

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Activists Lose Their Shirts in Texas Bail Cases

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Public Demands New Direction on Criminal Justice: Enforcing the Law and End Get out of Jail Free for Violent Defendants

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Bail Project Loses Appeal Against Indiana Commissioner of Insurance Paving Way for National Regulation

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Illinois Supreme Court Re-Writes 86,197 Days of Bail Legal History in Less than 100, Setting Up a Collision Course with an Explosion in Recidivism

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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. 

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Bail In the Media…

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Civil Rights Corps Damaging Criminal Justice System with Meritless Lawsuits

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New Jersey overhauled its bail system under Christie. Now some Democrats want to roll it back.

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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

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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