Pretrial Risk Assessment Is Biased And Indefensible By Jeffrey Clayton | August 30, 2020, 8:02 PM EDT (excerpt from Law360) The Conference of Chief Justices, an organization of the highest-ranking judges and justices in the nation, sits at the crux of a major fight that looms regarding the continuing use of pretrial riskRead More →

University Study Finds Colorado Pretrial Risk Assessment Tool is Biased Against African-American Defendants We’ve been hard at work the last couple of years warning state legislators and the Colorado Commission on Juvenile Justice (CCJJ) to stop advocating for statewide pretrial risk assessments and pretrial services because the Colorado Pretrial RiskRead More →

“F the Courts” and Free Repeat Rapists and Cop Killers: Hollywood-Funded Bail Funds Harming Public Safety and Destabilizing Criminal Justice Bail funds are popping up all over the country in an attempt to upend the criminal justice system.  In all but one state (New York), these bail funds go unregulated,Read More →

Bail funds under scrutiny after nationwide protests (excerpt from News Press Now – June 20 2020) The decisions of bail funds, often used to help low-level offenders out of jail, are under scrutiny by the American Bail Coalition following nationwide protests over George Floyd’s death. Jeffrey Clayton, executive director ofRead More →

Minneapolis looters sprung from jail without bail (excerpt from The Washington Times, June 10 2020) Hundreds of rioters arrested by the Minneapolis police during the George Floyd protests were immediately back on the streets when authorities refused to press charges and released them without bail. Law enforcement advocates said theRead More →