End Pretrial Risk Assessment Tools Say Twenty-Seven Prominent Researchers from Columbia, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, UC Berkeley, and NYU In a publication date July 17, 2019 entitled Technical Flaws of Pretrial Risk Assessments Raise Grave Concerns, twenty-seven prominent researchers encourage the end of the use of pretrial risk assessment tools asRead More →

They give recommendations that make future violence seem more predictable than it is. (excerpt from The New York Times July 17 2019) Risk assessments are virtually useless for identifying who will commit violence if released pretrial. Consider the pre-eminent risk assessment tool on the market today, the Public Safety Assessment,Read More →

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel Claims Outrage Over the Very Get Out of Jail Free Policies She Is Advocating to Expand Attorney General Dana Nessel attended a press conference on Wednesday, March 17, 2019, where she endorsed a bail reform package of bills spearheaded by Representative David LaGrande.  The intentRead More →

Alaska “Catch and Release” Bail Reform Plan Crafted by Texas Bail Reform Guru Rolled Back by Governor backed Legislation On July 8, 2019, Alaska Governor Michael Dunleavy signed into law House Bill 49, a bill that effectively repeals and replaces the failed bail reform bill Senate Bill 91.  House BillRead More →

Bondsmen complain about new pre-trial release rules, procedures creating them (excerpt from Missouri News Tribune July 15 2019) Two organizations connected with the bail bonds industry have questioned the Missouri Supreme Court’s new rules regarding pre-trial release and the way those rules were proposed. The rules went into effect JulyRead More →

Arnold Foundation Public Safety Assessment tool recommends a Get-Out-of-Jail Free Card on 93 percent of felony weapons offenses In a recent report, Metro Crime Commission prepares report on Risk Assessment System, an evaluation was conducted by the New Orleans Metropolitan Crime Commission of the Arnold Foundation’s (now Arnold Ventures) publicRead More →