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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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California Court of Appeals Rules Emergency $0 Bail Schedules Do Not Bind California Judges

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Texas Governor Says No to Get out of Jail Free Policies Due to COVID-19; Texas Supreme Court and a Federal Judge Agree

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Washington State Governor Unleashes Wave Two Of The Coronavirus: 1,100 Hardened Offenders Walking Out Of Prison

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Nevada Supreme Court Latest To Hold No Right To An “Affordable Bail”

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Historic Bail Reform Compromise Passes In New York Budget

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Texas Governor and Attorney General Go On Offense to Stop Calculated Effort to Let All Felons Out Of Jail in Harris County Amid COVID-19 Threat

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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,

Covid-19

Information & Resources During the Covid-19 crisis, bail agents across the country continue to operate as we have for over 200 years…guaranteeing the appearance of those accused of crimes and working in partnership with state courts. This page was designed as a hub for agents to provide information and resources

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

Bail In the Media…

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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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