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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

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel Claims Outrage Over the Very Get Out of Jail Free Policies She Is Advocating to Expand

Alaska “Catch and Release” Bail Reform Plan Crafted by Texas Bail Reform Guru Rolled Back by Governor backed Legislation

Jeff Clayton, Executive Director of the American Bail Coalition, on KRMS-AM (Osage Beach, MO)

New Orleans Metropolitan Crime Commission Calls Arnold Foundation Public Safety Assessment “Flawed” as the Pretrial Justice Institute Attempts to Pivot Again

Missouri Supreme Court Waffles on Catch & Release Bail Policies – Vacating New Order at the Eleventh Hour

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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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Judge Releases Rockland Driver Who Rammed Police Car At GWB After Multi-Town Chase

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NYPD Deputy Commissioner slams bail reform, says 99% won’t see jail cell

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Local group says public safety is at risk if bail system isn’t fixed

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Monroe Co. DA Says NY Bail Reform Will Lead to “Catch and Release”

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Sen. John Kennedy: Bail, bond decisions are being made today with algorithms – That puts your safety at risk

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Police, residents upset by signature bonds granted to violent suspects

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Algorithm Using Racist Drug War Data to Determine Missourians’ Freedom

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The Problems With Risk Assessment Tools

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Missouri Supreme Court WORSE Than California Supreme Court!!

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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