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 →

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 →