Tarrant County Judge Tells Officials “There is No Evidence” Arnold Pretrial Risk Assessment Tool is Biased—When A New Academic Study Just Found That It Is In the pursuit of something that is not “bail reform,” Tarrant County officials have decided to adopt the Arnold Foundation Public Safety Assessment, a pretrialRead More →

Newly-elected Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón is clearly a man on a mission to create new laws, whether the public likes it or not — or even if his authority to do so is in question. (Excerpt from the Daily Journal 12.2.20) He has been so obsessed withRead More →

California Voters Uphold the Right to Bail and Reject the No-Money Bail System and Pretrial Risk Assessments In a stunning defeat, California voters shelved the State’s 2018 no-money bail plan, Senate Bill 10, in the general election after a referendum effort had put the question before voters.  A “Yes” voteRead More →

California Voters Reject Computerized No-Money Bail System; Affirm State’s Fundamental Right To Bail FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lakewood, CO (November 4, 2020) – California’s Proposition 25 went down to a resounding defeat in Tuesday’s general election.  The fight over the state’s move to a no-money bail system, which dragged on forRead More →

Utah Judicial Council Uses Former Enron-Billionaire’s Algorithm To “Fix” The Criminal Justice System as San Francisco Pushes Back The Utah Judicial Council recently upended criminal justice in Utah by enacting a new statewide bail schedule that became effective on October 1, 2020.  The bail schedule used to be based onRead More →

Pretrial Risk Assessments by Jeffrey Clayton September 2020 (excerpt from Mediate.com) Nearly everyone both within and outside of the legal profession has heard of bail reform.  Couched typically as “America’s cash bail system,” it has been branded as evil and in desperate need of repair despite being one of the ten coreRead More →