Where Is Colorado Public Safety Director Stan Hilkey On Pretrial Risk Assessments Now? Known supporter of the Pretrial Justice Institute (“PJI”) and their policies of pretrial risk assessments and supervision of pretrial defendants is none other than Colorado Department of Public Safety Director Stan Hilkey.  Hilkey has written op-eds onRead More →

New York Bail Reform: Bipartisan Chorus Of Local And State Officials Call For Repeal Of Bail Reform As Local Judge Declares The Law Unconstitutional It’s been a busy week in the Empire State of New York as the repeal of “catch and release” bail reform continues to draw bipartisan support…Read More →

North Carolina: Mecklenburg County District Attorney Spencer Merriweather, III Calls For The Federal Bail System, Which Will Increase Mass Incarceration, Not Reduce Crime, And Bankrupt The State Of North Carolina Mecklenburg County District Attorney Spencer Merriweather believes in preventative detention policies, those that allow denying bail altogether, and wants themRead More →

West Virginia: Americans For Prosperity Encourages Bail Reform Based On A Massive $300 Million New Jersey Tax-and-Spend Bail Reform Plan That Somehow ‘Lowered’ The Tax Burden In a letter being used by Americans For Prosperity (“AFP”) to argue for expanded bail reforms in West Virginia, AFP encouraged the West VirginiaRead More →

More Than 80 Missouri Legislators Demand Missouri Supreme Court Rescind New Bail Reform Rules FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   Lakewood, CO (January 23, 2020) – Missouri legislators yesterday offered a stunning rebuke of Chief Justice George Draper’s assertion that the state’s new bail reform laws were a success. More than 80Read More →

US Attorney Slams New York Bail Reform As Endangering All New Yorkers; Leading Commentator Urges States To Proceed With Caution on Bail Reform New York’s newly enacted bail reform is under attack…and rightly so. The “end cash bail” moniker is beginning to lose some of its luster as the reformsRead More →

Both Ways Bill: Mayor de Blasio Now Calls For Dramatically Reversing The Bail Reform Law He Supported—Cooler Heads Should Prevail Mayor Bill de Blasio, as recently as a few days ago, was a fierce advocate in favor of New York’s latest bail reform law which took effect on January 1.Read More →