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 →

Bail bond preservation looks like a winner (excerpt from the Porterville Recorder – April 23 2019) It’s never easy to convince Californians they should reverse decisions made by the legislators they elect, as Republicans led by the failed gubernatorial candidate John Cox discovered last fall. Cox made his pet proposition,Read More →

San Francisco, CA – Today, U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rodgers issued a 41-page decision in favor of plaintiff’s who challenged the use of bail schedules as unconstitutional in San Francisco.  The case, which was filed in 2015, was defended by the California Bail Agent’s Association. Statement on BuffinRead More →

Required Signatures are Certified by Secretary of State; Controversial Law that Would Ban Cash Bail Now Goes to Voters in November 2020 Election FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lakewood, CO (January 16, 2019) – The campaign to overturn California Senate Bill 10, which would have abolished cash bail, cleared a critical hurdle today whenRead More →

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 →