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California Moves Forward on Zero Bail Legislation; Delaware Passes Legislation Requiring Cash Bail In Numerous Offenses

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California Senate Amends Bail Reform Bill to Make it Proposition 25 All Over Again; Now SB 262 Is Even Worse for Public Safety

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California: Senate Bill 262, the Latest Bail Reform Legislation, Is Clearly Unconstitutional

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Delaware Democrats Move Legislation That Will Unconstitutionally Harm The Poor

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CO Senator Claims Law Enforcement “Mischaracterizing” His “Jail Population Management Tools” Legislation—New Amendment To “Fix” Bill Is Further Evidence Of Its Unconstitutionality

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Utah Latest State to Repeal Cash Bail Reform As Advocates Push for Bail Reform in Colorado

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Repeat Court-Ordered Personal Recognizance Bonds: Listen to Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg Explain the Problem

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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…

In the Media

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

In the Media

ABC’s Jeff Clayton on “The Big Talker” – Wichita, KS

In the Media

Pretrial Risk Assessment Is Biased And Indefensible

In the Media

Bias against Black people found in Colorado bail reform tool

In the Media

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

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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