Hawai’i Legislature Going Down Precarious “End Cash Bail” Road Again as New York Prepares to Further Roll-Back End Cash Bail Reform Law on April 1 There was a great policy debate about bail reform last year in Hawai’i that turned out to be just that—a debate.  That is because theRead More →

Florida Legislation Takes Money from Crime Victims in Order to Help Charitable Bail Project Make Their Political Point of “Ending Cash Bail” Charitable bail funds, which sprang up a few summers ago on the premise of “bailing out peaceful protestors,” are not as straightforward as you would think.  The fundsRead More →

Indiana Legislation to Require Greater Transparency of Judges in Handling of Criminal Matters “Publicity is justly commended as a remedy for social and industrial diseases. Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants; electric light the most efficient policeman.” — Louis D. Brandeis, 1913 Senator Mike Gaskill of IndianaRead More →

Op-Ed: Illinois Supreme Court likely to rule state legislature acted hastily in ending cash bail Jeff Clayton, American Bail Coalition Excerpt from The Center Square – Jan 10, 2023 Two years ago, the Illinois legislature made a bold, politically-motivated move, voting to eliminate monetary bail, with implementation scheduled to takeRead More →

Pretrial Roadmap 2023 __________ The issue pertaining to the time-period between arrest and trial in the criminal justice system has long been debated.  The stakes could be no higher when balancing the rights of the People, victims of crime, and the safety of communities along with the right to bailRead More →

New Jersey overhauled its bail system under Christie. Now some Democrats want to roll it back. excerpt from Politico… Eight years ago, then-Republican Gov. Chris Christie teamed up with Democrats to pass a major overhaul of New Jersey’s criminal justice system, ushering through legislation that made the state among theRead More →

“Keeping Violent Offenders Off Our Streets Act” Targets Bail Funds Supported by V.P. Harris For all of the rhetoric we’ve heard about ending cash bail, there are two significant flaws in our national system that have escaped the attention of most policymakers.  First, incomplete criminal history information has allowed forRead More →

The Numbers Are In: Legislative Crack-Down on the End Cash Bail Movement in Houston is Reducing Pretrial Crime by Repeat Offenders As crime spiked in Houston, due to bail reform, according to District Attorney Kim Ogg, the once darling of George Soros, Ogg called a friend of hers: Senator JoanRead More →