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 →

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 →

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 →

Missouri Supreme Court Vacates Unconstitutional Rule Change at the Eleventh Hour—Further Begging the Question as to What is Going on Over at the Supreme Court with These New Bail Rules? The Missouri Supreme Court’s new catch-and-release bail rules went into effect on Monday, but not after some mind-boggling behavior byRead More →

Missouri Supreme Court’s Catch and Release Program Starts Monday: Here Is What You Need to Know Rather than spending time deciding critical cases, the Missouri Supreme Court is now changing substantive law through the court rule-making process in what we consider to be a potentially unconstitutional move.  Aside from that,Read More →

Texas: El Paso County Creates a Risk Assessment Shred-a-Thon Under Threat of Litigation as Momentum Against Pretrial Risk Assessment Continues to Grow On October 1, 2018, El Paso County implemented its new bail policy.  El Paso’s new policy is based on the use of a risk assessment tool and theRead More →

AB 125 Would Implement the New Mexico Bail System in Nevada Eliminating money bail and going to the system of risk-based preventative detention has been the trend over the last few years.  Unfortunately, reformers aren’t mentioning that the solution, the system of risk-based preventative detention, has been unraveling at itsRead More →