Unregulated Charitable Bail Funds Upending the Criminal Justice System and Federal Immigration In Wake of Anti-Criminal Justice Momentum While Minneapolis simply considers eliminating the police department altogether, the unregulated Minnesota Freedom Fund is not so quietly making their mark on criminal justice: wealthy donors are giving millions of dollars toRead More →

California Court Of Appeals Rules The Emergency Statewide Bond Schedule, Like Other Bail Schedules, Do Not Bind California Judges On April 6th, the California Judicial Council issued a statewide emergency order setting a statewide bail schedule in California to $0.00 for most misdemeanors and many felony offenses.  The measure wasRead More →

Washington State Governor Unleashes Wave Two Of The Coronavirus: 1,100 Hardened Offenders Walking Out Of Prison We always hesitate to get into prison issues, because our mission is to guarantee the right to bail and also ensure accountability as part of that process.  But in the case of Washington state,Read More →

Child abusers eligible for immediate release under California’s new $0 cash bail emergency mandate (excerpt from Fox 11 Los Angeles – April 21, 2020) SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – The San Bernardino County Sheriff is blasting California’s new $0 cash bail emergency mandate after he says he was forced to release a repeatRead More →

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 →