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UTAH JUDICIAL COUNCIL’S NEW BAIL RULES FOR STATE MAY FACE CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGE

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Pretrial Risk Assessment

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University Study Finds Colorado Pretrial Risk Assessment Tool is Biased Against African-American Defendants

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“F the Courts” and Free Repeat Rapists and Cop Killers: Hollywood-Funded Bail Funds Harming Public Safety and Destabilizing Criminal Justice

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Ohio: Buckeye Institute Declares Victory On Bail Reform Amid Clear Defeat

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Unregulated Charitable Bail Funds Upending the Criminal Justice System and Federal Immigration In Wake of Anti-Criminal Justice Momentum

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Ohio Supreme Court Did Not Disallow Risk Assessments In Ohio—They Were Made Mandatory By Legislative Edict A Decade Ago

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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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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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Minneapolis looters sprung from jail without bail

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Arrested 4 times in 3 weeks: L.A. police blame zero bail for rise in repeat offenders

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Child abusers eligible for immediate release under California’s new $0 cash bail emergency mandate (video)

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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