Commission hears report on jail programs (excerpt from the Silver City Daily Press (Silver City, NM) – April 17 2019 Two Grant County officials discussed the county’s rural justice system at Tuesday’s Grant County Commission work session, where commissioners also laid plans to involve the public more in future planning
Partnership on AI: Algorithms aren’t ready to automate pretrial bail hearings (Excerpt from Venturebeat – April 26 2019) The Partnership on AI released its first-ever research report today, which declares algorithms now in use unfit to automate the pre-trial bail process or label some people as high risk and detain them, while
Long Island lawmaker wants to tweak bail reforms to aid prosecutors in building cases against drug traffickers (excerpt from Daily News – April 25 2019) ALBANY — A Long Island Republican wants to rollback recently passed criminal justice reforms to ensure drug traffickers can’t escape justice. Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Hempstead)
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,
State’s new cash bail reform puts public at risk: District attorneys (excerpt from The New York Post – Apr 10, 2019) New, soft-on-crime bail laws will let dangerous thugs roam free, endanger their victims and hamstring the authorities who want to send them to prison, the city’s top prosecutors warn.
Ulster County DA rails against NY criminal justice reforms; public defender praises them (excerpt from Daily Freeman Apr 9 2019) KINGSTON, N.Y. — Reform laws set to take effect Jan. 1, 2020, represent a seismic change in how the criminal justice system in New York state will operate. On that,
Griffo, sheriffs speak out against criminal justice reforms (excerpt from Utica Observer-Dispatch Apr 5 2019) UTICA — State Sen. Joseph Griffo is calling out the state for the criminal justice reforms passed in the budget this week, referring to them as a “criminal bill of rights.” Those changes — which
Backers want to save taxpayer money and keep people from “languishing” behind bars (excerpt from The Colorado Independent – April 4 2019) It’s probably not often that the bail industry, Charles Koch and progressive criminal justice reformers agree. But all three are backing a bill that would require Colorado courts