The Los Angeles Daily Journal recently published an article, entitled “Analysis of LA County Pretrial Risk Assessment Tools Raises Questions,” where data scientists discovered that the risk assessment tool being used in Los Angeles County, California was ineffective and labeled so many persons as high risk that it would beRead More →

Detention, Release From Jail, and Computerized Bail Justice in California: Is it 1984 All Over Again? What Can California Learn From the Last 30 Years of Bail Reform? Journal UCLA Criminal Justice Law Review, 2(1) The following excerpt was published in the peer reviewed 2018 UCLA Criminal Justice Law Review,Read More →

The ACLU of California is apparently not thankful this Thanksgiving for the bail industry.  But we have news for them: they should be.  We are the only group leading a charge to actively challenge Senate Bill 10 and to stop this mass incarceration/electronic incarceration/mass state supervision of the un-convicted actRead More →

Los Angles, CA – Today, 576,745 signatures were submitted as part of the referendum effort to overturn Senate Bill 10 (SB10) in California, the dangerous “bail reform” legislation passed during the 2018 session. The coalition consists of public safety leaders, criminal justice reformers, crime victims’ advocates, concerned citizens and bailRead More →

In a letter to the Virginia State Crime Commission this month, Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring outlined his vision of bail reforms which include the expansion of government run pretrial services and limiting judicial discretion. Virginia’s top cop seems to have followed the lead of other jurisdictions across theRead More →