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 Bail reform activists from coast-to-coast are not trying to help communities fight the virus – they are instead using the existence of the virus toRead More →

Private Bail Agents Hold the Line of Criminal Accountability as Reformers Use Covid-19 to Cause Greater Social Panic and Unrest Covid-19 Get Out of Jail Free Card – A New Low for Activists In the latest move to remove accountability from the criminal justice system, reformers and activists have takenRead More →

Colorado Legislation that Will Increase Mass Incarceration Advances; Governor’s Public Safety Director Leading the Effort The Governor’s Public Safety Director Stan Hilkey is pushing policies that will increase mass incarceration in Colorado with Senate Bill 161 (SB-161), a bill modeled after the so-called success in Mesa County. The bill wasRead More →

Bail Reform Increases Crime According To Utah Professors As Utah Legislature Looks To Implement New York Style Bail Reform As the Utah legislature considers HB 206 to reform Utah’s bail system, which is another bail reform bill in what seems a like an endless yearly tinkering effort in Utah, the public andRead More →

Where Is Colorado Public Safety Director Stan Hilkey On Pretrial Risk Assessments Now? Known supporter of the Pretrial Justice Institute (“PJI”) and their policies of pretrial risk assessments and supervision of pretrial defendants is none other than Colorado Department of Public Safety Director Stan Hilkey.  Hilkey has written op-eds onRead More →

New York Bail Reform: Bipartisan Chorus Of Local And State Officials Call For Repeal Of Bail Reform As Local Judge Declares The Law Unconstitutional It’s been a busy week in the Empire State of New York as the repeal of “catch and release” bail reform continues to draw bipartisan support…Read More →

North Carolina: Mecklenburg County District Attorney Spencer Merriweather, III Calls For The Federal Bail System, Which Will Increase Mass Incarceration, Not Reduce Crime, And Bankrupt The State Of North Carolina Mecklenburg County District Attorney Spencer Merriweather believes in preventative detention policies, those that allow denying bail altogether, and wants themRead More →