Bail funds under scrutiny after nationwide protests (excerpt from News Press Now – June 20 2020) The decisions of bail funds, often used to help low-level offenders out of jail, are under scrutiny by the American Bail Coalition following nationwide protests over George Floyd’s death. Jeffrey Clayton, executive director ofRead More →

Minneapolis looters sprung from jail without bail (excerpt from The Washington Times, June 10 2020) Hundreds of rioters arrested by the Minneapolis police during the George Floyd protests were immediately back on the streets when authorities refused to press charges and released them without bail. Law enforcement advocates said theRead More →

Child abusers eligible for immediate release under California’s new $0 cash bail emergency mandate (excerpt from Fox 11 Los Angeles – April 21, 2020) SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. – The San Bernardino County Sheriff is blasting California’s new $0 cash bail emergency mandate after he says he was forced to release a repeatRead More →

More than 80 state representatives ask Supreme Court to reverse course on pre-trial bail rules (excerpt from Missouri Times – Jan 22 2020) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Dozens of state representatives have signed onto a letter asking Missouri’s highest court to reverse course on pre-trial release standards it set last year. TheRead More →

Austin City Council PR Bond Policy Scrutinized For Release of Suspect in Freebirds Stabbing, Firing of Judges In 2017, the Austin City Council passed a directive to the municipal court to prioritize “personal recognizance” bonds for “indigent” defendants. Some judges who raised concerns about the propriety of the directive wereRead More →